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Les Ferdinand forms diversity campaign group, says FA only interested in 'tokenism'

Les Ferdinand has said the FA is only interested in "tokenism" and has helped form a campaign group of Black former footballers to increase diversity in English football's governing bodies. Ferdinand, who is director of football at Queens Park Rangers, told The Times: "We need a voice for ourselves because...
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Les Ferdinand criticises FA initiatives as report shows 'glass ceiling' for Black coaches

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand says there is still a glass ceiling for Black coaches and has questioned the Football Association's appetite for meaningful change in the game. Ferdinand spoke to The Times after the publication of the Szymanski Report, commissioned by the Black Footballers Partnership (BFP) which the...
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World Soccer Talk

Erasing racism in football has to come from top: Les Ferdinand

Hayes (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Racism could be eradicated from football if the authorities cared enough, Les Ferdinand, the former Newcastle and England forward and now director of football at London club QPR, has told AFP. The 54-year-old affectionately known as “Sir Les” was one of the most feared marksmen...

Les Ferdinand excited by QPR’s future and hoping to be a ‘pioneer’ for diversity

Les Ferdinand is optimistic QPR can return to the Premier League and feels the green light for a new training ground is the latest building block being put in place at the club.The Sky Bet Championship outfit received planning permission in September for a new £20million training base to be built in Heston, with supporters given the chance to invest in a bond through Tifosy Capital and Advisory which will pay towards the state-of-the-art facilities.Due to open during the 2022-23 campaign, the Rs could be a Premier League club by that time if Mark Warburton’s side continue on their current...