The Professional Footballers' Association of England proposes to introduce an analogue of the Rooney rule from the American football in the Premier League and other divisions of the national championship.
This rule, which was named after the owner of Pittsburgh Steelers' Dan Rooney, requires National Football League teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs.
Earlier this idea was initiated by the vice-president of FIFA Jeffrey Webb. The desire to introduce such a principle is associated with the campaign against racism in football.
It is expected that by the year 2020 with introduction of this principle every fifth coach in 92 English clubs playing in the top divisions of the championships of England, including the Premier League, will be a representative of national minorities.
Today, in the English clubs only 3.4 percent of the coaches are dark-skinned or belong to other national minorities.