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League Managers Association Statement

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Following the Annual General Meeting of the League Managers Association held yesterday, we have decided to issue the following statement, in response to concerns raised by our members regarding, what appears to be an attempt by Newcastle United to circumvent the FA Premier League’s own rules.

 

UEFA issued a directive that had to be implemented by 2003, whereby all domestic Associations had to have their senior league’s Coaches/Managers brought up to UEFA Pro Licence standard, or they could not manage in that senior league.

 

All Premiership clubs signed up to this agreement, a very clear rule, easily understood and supported by the LMA. The League Managers Association’s aim has always been to raise the standard of coaches and managers. We have a history of helping The FA and the Premier League in that difficult transition period of getting everybody qualified.

 

The Committee of the LMA took instruction from the members attending yesterday’s AGM, who expressed their deep concern that once again a member club had chosen to side step this rule when it proved inconvenient to them.

 

This sends out the message that qualifications are not important and that players looking for a future in the game as a coach or a manager do not have to concern themselves with obtaining these qualifications.

 

Once again we wish to make it clear that this is not about individuals, but is an important point of principle.

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Oh well, back to the academy for Glenn. Personally, I think we should just drop this now, we don't want to make ourselves even more unpopular with the authorities and other clubs.

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It's canny pathetic the way the LMA are carrying on IMO. We all know their thoughts on the matter, so they could really just shut up about it now and see what happens. This is the same organisation that comes out and moans every time a manager that's about to get a club relegated is sacked - where's your aim of raising the standard of coaching then, you tossers???

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