Former England striker Emile Heskey has shown interest in the vacant FA Chairman position.
The position fell vacant when Greg Clarke resigned from his role as the Chairman after he ran out of minority groups to offend with his disgraceful comments.
The FA has begun the process of finding Clarke’s successor and according to Heskey, the appointment of a black Chairman would send a powerful message to the football community.
Heskey thinks that the FA may go for someone from a business background rather than a footballing one, but he thinks it would be a good idea to appoint someone who understands the game.
“It would be powerful. It would send messages. It’s been called for, for a long time. I would be very surprised if it was a black person. I’d be very surprised if it was anyone within football right now. I think there’s a network of people they tap into that doesn’t have anything to do with football and they’ll try to bring someone from there,” Heskey told I News.
Heskey’s credentials include undertaking Uefa’s Masters for International Players, equipping former players with the skills to adopt leadership positions within football administration.
He has further business experience after recently setting up consultancy firm Player 4 Player, providing footballers with services to prepare them for life outside of the sport.