Former Inter and Sampdoria striker Samuel Eto’o claims black Coaches are being put off because ‘they’re viewed as second-class citizens’.
The issue of racism in football returned to the fore after Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to monkey chants against Inter before Christmas, and Eto’o admitted to having doubts about becoming a Coach because of his skin colour.
“Some former black players don’t want to become Coaches, even if maybe they’d like to,” he told Marca.
“Of course, there are many African Coaches who have qualifications, but there’s simply no confidence in them, unlike other Coaches.
“Coaches of colour have been disheartened because they’re viewed as second-class citizens. Still, I won in Europe as a player so I have to win in Europe as a Coach.”