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Redknapp wants opportunities for homegrown coaches

  • Goal.com, Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:13 PM

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp points to several examples of what homegrown coaches can do in the Premier League if given the chance.

Six of the current top nine Premier League clubs are coached by managers born in the UK. Redknapp believes getting a team promoted is often the only way an English manager gets an opportunity, and has lamented the influx of so-called "big name" coaches from foreign countries.

"It is hard," says Redknapp. "People don’t give them a chance. They go for foreign managers, most clubs have got foreign owners now. They want big names. They read about big names and think, ‘oh that’s all right, we will bring him over.’ And it is very difficult to bring people in.

“Of course if you give them a chance it shows you what they can do. As I have said before, the only way the young boys can get a job [in the Premier League] is to get a team promoted - Tony Pulis at Stoke has always said that. He wouldn’t have got a chance in the Premier League unless he brought Stoke up and he done a great job."

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