Andy Preece, the manager of Chorley Football Club, has spoken to BBC Sport’s Simon Stone about the lack of opportunities for black managers in the game. Preece, who played in the Premier League for Crystal Palace in the mid-1990s, has now passed 750 managerial career games and believes he “should be managing at a higher level”. He began his managerial career as player-boss at Bury in 1999 and has since worked at a number of clubs in the lower leagues.
Preece is concerned that there are not enough black managers in the game and that they are not given the same opportunities as their white counterparts. He believes that this is due to a lack of understanding and awareness of the challenges faced by black managers, and he is calling for more support and recognition for them. He also believes that more needs to be done to ensure that black managers are given the same opportunities as white managers.
Preece is passionate about increasing the number of black managers in the game and believes that it is important for football to be more inclusive. He is hopeful that, with more support and recognition, black managers will be given the same opportunities as their white counterparts and that this will help to create a more diverse and equal game.