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Former Real Star: Black Managers Give Up Too Easily

Former Real Madrid Star: Black Managers Give Up Too Easily

By Keegan Kruger - Oct 06, 2017 05:00 PM @KeeganKruger

A former Real Madrid star believes that black coaches give up their search for top positions in football too quickly.

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Former Chelsea and France midfielder Claude Makelele is one of four managers of colour in English football at the moment – Chris Hughton, Keith Curle and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink being the others.

The 44-year-old, who was speaking at Leaders in Sports conference and is now the assistant manager of Swansea City, feels that coaches of colour need to be patient.

"I get the opportunities for coaching. I think it is possible. We need black people, people of colour," Makelele said, according to the Daily Mail.

"This is an excuse I think. I tell them: 'You need work. It is a hard job coaching.' I see some of my partners starting to do the class together, and they are stopping. Why? Because it is so hard. You don't have a life.

"Always, always the end is the team. Understand why. Make results. With everything that is happening now, you see a manager loses three games, and he is out. You need to have a passion for doing this job.

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"The passion gives everything. One of the problems for people of colour, sometimes he gives up. I tell them: 'You can't give up. You have the qualities to be a manager. You have experience. You are not a player anymore.' I love it."

Do you agree with Makelele's sentiments? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Make Joined: 30 Sep 2010
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Make Oct 07, 2017 07:11 AM
apart from that, black people are not given a fair chance. it took some time in the psl even, to give them some chance. there are so many average foreign coaches on the continent who never coached in their own countries, just because they are white they get opportunities in Africa
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Mbuyi08 Joined: 07 Oct 2017
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Mbuyi08 Oct 07, 2017 03:10 AM
Maybe he's got a point.
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frankisto Joined: 13 Jul 2015
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frankisto Oct 06, 2017 11:51 PM
Baxelele ntwana
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 06, 2017 10:42 PM
I dont remember black coach in EPL and Spanish
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Joined: 07 Feb 2016
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Oct 06, 2017 07:09 PM
What about kiwi komphela ?
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Mxolisingongoma Joined: 26 May 2015
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Mxolisingongoma Oct 06, 2017 06:34 PM
Fact is as a black coach based in Europe chances are that u will be undermined. Y are u the assistant and not head coach?
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The-Lip Joined: 04 Sep 2017
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The-Lip Oct 06, 2017 05:38 PM
@Ben_Stokes_101 wena wat is yo position???
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Oct 06, 2017 05:35 PM
There is no easy way
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Ben_Stokes_101 Joined: 18 Jan 2016
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Ben_Stokes_101 Oct 06, 2017 05:32 PM
SHUT UP... LOOK AT WHAT POSITION IS YOUR SWANSEA IS CURRENTLY HOLDING

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