Danny Rose: Tottenham defender says it would be ‘a waste of time’ to do any coaching badges when he retires
Danny Rose believes it would be a ‘waste of time’ to do any coaching badges when he hangs up his boots, because black players are ‘not given a chance’ to become managers.
Rose said earlier this month that he ‘can’t wait to see the back of football’ due to a lack of decisive action to tackle racism in the game.
He has expanded on that by explaining his frustrations were due to the fact black footballers are rarely given the opportunity when it comes to senior roles off the pitch.
Citing the example of former England defender Sol Campbell, who took over at Macclesfield in November with the club bottom of Sky Bet League Two, Rose said: “Prime example; why has Sol Campbell had to go to the bottom of League Two to get his first job?”
Tottenham left-back Rose, speaking to Sky Sports, added: “No disrespect to League Two, (but) others are at the top end of the Championship, top end of the Premier League for their first jobs, even national teams.
“If somebody like Sol Campbell, with his resume, who he has played for, what he has won – possibly at the time there may have been an argument that he was England’s best centre-half – if he has had to go to the bottom of League Two, which I wouldn’t mind doing, and others get to be here, why would I want to do that?
“When I said I wanted to walk away from football, people think I was just talking about the two or three incidents that have happened on the pitch.
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“When I said that, I was talking about the lack of black managers in football now, or working upstairs in football clubs.
“People ask me if I want to do my coaching badges. Why? You are not given a chance, so no, I wouldn’t be looking forward to doing my badges – it is a waste of time. That is what I meant by I am looking forward to calling it a day when the time is right.”
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