BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Jason Euell has been appointed as an assistant coach to England U18s – but will combine the role with being Charlton U23 head coach.
Euell’s involvement with the national team set-up is part of the coaching initiative to solve the under-representation of BAME coaches.
“Going into the interview assessment process, I felt confident of giving myself the best opportunity to get the role,” said the former Addicks and AFC Wimbledon midfielder.
“It’s showing that there are opportunities. It’s happening slowly at the moment but it will pick up, I’m sure. I’ve always wanted to attack my coaching in the same way that I attacked my playing career by getting to the highest level I can.
“If I feel I can get to the highest level I can then it may inspire others or make people think ‘look, Jason Euell has done it, Chris Hughton has done it, why can’t I do it too?’.
“Hopefully it will allow other people to realise that the opportunities are there for black and ethnic minority people.”