It’s time to close the door on unqualified coaches

By aLEX sMITH

Published: 27/06/2008

THE decision to appoint Gareth Southgate as Middlesbrough manager two years ago when he did not have the necessary qualifications set a precedent.

Paul Ince, who also does not have his coaching badges, has been given the Blackburn job this week and it is time for the FA to close the door.

These appointments are devaluing the coaching qualifications and are also unfair to the people who are putting in the hard work to get their Uefa A or Pro Licences and are then left on the outside when the big jobs come up.

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