- The FA have committed to recruiting black, Asian or ethnic minority coaches for all 28 of the England teams
- Southend boss Chris Powell could be a candidate for Gareth Southgate’s team
- Any changes to the senior team staff would occur after the World Cup
The Football Association is planning to make it mandatory for all England teams to have a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) coach as a member of their staff.
Southgate is reluctant to make changes to his backroom staff so close to the tournament but would be open to the idea next season if the right candidate became available.
Chris Powell could be considered to work in Gareth Southgate’s England coaching staff as part of a Football Association drive to recruit BAME coaches for all 28 national teams
England boss Gareth Southgate is open to the idea but it will likely occur after the World Cup
Chris Powell, the Southend United manager, is understood to have been earmarked as a potential addition to Southgate’s staff as they head into the autumn UEFA Nations League campaign and Euro 2020 qualifiers beyond.
It is the latest move by the FA after they introduced a version of the Rooney Rule in January, committing to interview at least one BAME candidate for all England roles from now on.
With 28 different England teams including youth, women’s and disability football, the FA are taking positive steps to increase the number and prominence of BAME coaches within their staff.
QPR technical director Chris Ramsey could be one of the candidates for an England post
Former England international Rachel Yankey could be involved with the women’s sides
The Times report that the FA has already compiled a list of potential candidates and want several of them to be in place before the end of the current season.
Chris Ramsey, Queens Park Rangers technical director; Darren Moore, West Bromwich Albion first-team coach; and Jason Euell, Charlton Athletic’s under-23 coach, are some of the names in the frame.
On the women’s side, former England international Rachel Yankey could be given the chance to work with some of the women’s teams as she works towards her UEFA A licence.
Kevin Betsy has been England’s under-15 coach since 2016 and has also been used by under-21 coach Aidy Boothroyd.