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Hughes Hits Out At Manager Snobbery

Hughes Hits Out At Manager Snobbery

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has hit out at the growing number of foreign managers that are being turned to ahead of the British ones.

Hughes views this as "snobbery" against British managers and feels that this is another reason for the so called demise of the England game, as many overseas Leagues appoint mainly (on the whole) managers from that specific country but the Premier League is turning more and more towards foreign managers.

Hughes told the Daily Mirror: "There is a snobbery in favour of foreign managers here.

"Look, every British manager has respect for managers like Benitez and Ramos but the quality has to be right with other guys coming in, too.

"Maybe in other countries, they look after their own. And then they export coaches all over the world. We don't do that because the top jobs here don't go to British managers
."

This is a problem that Sparky can't see changing anytime soon, as he feels this trend will keep on happening, which it probably will.

He added: "Sometimes familiarity breeds contempt for what we are trying to do. I think a lot of British managers would like that to change but I doubt it will in the short term."


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Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday March 5 2008
Time: 7:12PM

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I have nothing against foreign managers (much like Sparky), the majority are superb, but it is true that FAR to many are being appointed ahead of other British managers. The argument is that these are BETTER, but this isn't the case AT ALL in all instances is it.
Hughes Da Man
05/03/2008 19:14:00
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I really don't know what Sparky is on about here. First of all there are quite a few Brittish managers in the Premiership; I'm not going to name them all but I reckon there are 13. Foriegn managers like Ramos, Benetiz & even Sven were appointed because of what they had achieved at their previous clubs and thats the way it should be. I don't think there is a problem to be honest.
spinaker7081
05/03/2008 20:51:00
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I made it 14? The only clubs with foreign managers are Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Sunderland (Irish = foreign?). However, those managers that ARE foreign (with the exception of Fergie) are clearly the highest profile and most likely best paid. They also seem to earn the most respect for being outstanding mangers (Grant excluded) in a way that the English managers don't seem to. I see Hughes' point, but he's put it across badly (just look at the appointments this year, with the exception of Grant and Ramos.. all the many managers coming in have been English)
Bents4eng
06/03/2008 00:35:00
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O'Neill is Irish too and I think what Sparky is trying to refer to is the national job and also the top4 jobs, Ferguson obviously the exception here. I can see what he trying to say but perhaps hasnt been clear enough.
MikeyGamst
06/03/2008 10:23:00
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O'Neill is Northern Irish - so British - sorry to correct you Mikey!
FreidelNo.1
06/03/2008 13:56:00
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Anyway, whats he worried about.... Hughes has the best job in British football already!
FreidelNo.1
06/03/2008 15:38:00
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So he is.. my bad and good correction FN1. And yes I here Jose is pressng to become manager of Blackburn any minute lol
MikeyGamst
06/03/2008 16:12:00
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Martin O'Neil is N.Irish but I can say he's def not British mate, not to cos an arguement but look at the NI players he got rid of from Villa. As for the debate on managers surely its the same as players u bring in wot u think is the best for ur club! Maybe its being seen that British managers are not getting a chance at the bigger clubs, its up to them to prove that they can cut it! U dont just get these jobs based on ur nationality after all, Ferguson is lucky he got as many years as he did to get Utd to where they are. I agree that Hughes is one of the best managers, along with Big Sam outside the top 4 and could easily manage these clubs, especially saying Grant at Chelsea hasnt the qualifications, maybe he does now though I dont follow him closely, but this was the chairmans whim after all. Wot im saying is that apart from the couple i mentioned who can name another english manager who could manage a top4 side?
Clint
06/03/2008 16:23:00
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Agree with everything you've said there Clint. The problem in my opinion is not a Brittish one but an English one!!
spinaker7081
07/03/2008 00:28:00
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BUILD A BRIDGE MATE WE'VE GOT A FOREIGN ONE AND HE IS BETTER THAN ANY BRITISH ONE THAT WAS AVAIABLE SO GET OVER IT YOU BIG TIME LOSER
ozanne park rangers
07/03/2008 05:20:00
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