(dpa). Former Dutch international Clarence Seidorf has complained of a lack of job opportunities in European football due to his skin color. Although he can look back on a long sports career in Italy and is working as a coach at AC Milan, he waited in vain for new offers from the country, the 44-year-old said in Italian sports newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport “.
There were also “no calls” from the Netherlands. “There is no equal opportunity for coaches: If we look at the numbers, the most powerful positions in football are not the ones who stay in the dark,” he said.
Peers such as Frenchman Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry have moved to New York or Canada. However, this debate affects the whole society, Seidorf added in the interview on Sunday. »Everyone, especially the things that can change, should feel a responsibility to create a performance-oriented world and keep all doors open when striving for top performance. Because the best results can come from diversity, ”the ex-footballer explained.
Clarence Seidorf was born in Suriname, South America and played a total of 87 international matches for the Netherlands. As a professional he played for Ajax Amsterdam, Real Madrid, Inter and AC Milan. After leaving Milan, he worked as a coach for a few months in China, in Spain, and with the Cameroon national team.
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