kevin kents tasce wrote:I'd love to see more women coaches in the game. I have had the pleasure of watching a few at work and there is nothing to say that male coaches are better than female coaches.
One thing I have seen is that women tend to be better at the psychological side of things, which would probably be a big benefit to the men's game.
I fear that the credibility issue will be really tough to overcome though. Lots of players and fans would automatically be against a female manager.
It would be brilliant to see women being introduced into the men's professional game in senior coaching positions to start building that credibility and I would take great pride in the Stags being at the forefront of doing something like this.
We have a good track record with BAME managers and we should continue to be brave enough to help improve the diversity of the game.
Me too, mostly in the women's game which I used to referee, but also at youth level. Obviously attitudes will have to change, as you can see from this thread, but I think you are right in that coaching positions within the men's game would be the right place to start. As sunray said, the likes of Emma Hayes probably would not drop from being a top levels women's manager down to coaching a lower league football club, but it would be good to see newly qualified female coaches used more often in the men's game. There are still plenty of knuckle draggers unhappy to see female referee's in the men's game so I think there is a way to go with this one