The chairman of the Football League, Greg Clarke, is throwing his support behind the ‘Rooney Rule’ campaign. The campaign surrounds an attempt to change the legal code of the FA to ensure that at least one black or ethnic-minority applicant must be interviewed for every managerial vacancy, provided they apply. The ruling would in no way enforce clubs to employ anyone other than the best candidate for the job, but is an attempt to ensure more equal opportunities for all members of our football society.
In other news around the papers this morning, The Sun takes the inevitable look at whether Manchester City can actually win the Champions’ League in their first appearance; Harry Redknapp admits the England job would be difficult to turn down if the FA come knocking; Sir Alex Ferguson assures Dimitar Berbatov that there is a place for him at Old Trafford; and Martin Jol admits to knowing that Bryan Ruiz was ineligible for the Europa League but not telling the striker until he’d signed for Fulham.
Agent McKay denies he made over £1 million on Barton deal – The Independent
Ferguson: Berbatov will get games… just not yet – Daily Telegraph
Redknapp: You don’t turn down the England job – Daily Mirror
Carson Yeung refused re-entry to UK for Braga game – The Guardian
Everton facing race to tie Fellaini to a new deal – Daily Mail
Lennon tells Celtic to seize Euro lifeline – Daily Mail
Pulis forced to apologise for Ukraine quip – Daily Mail
Bardsley handed four-match ban for stamp – The Guardian
Wright-Phillips sees good times ahead for new-look QPR – The Independent
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