Football black list to honour Former Spurs coach

Football black list to honour Former Spurs coach

08 Nov 2017, 12:30

Ugo Ehiogu, who died in April, will be paid a special tribute at the Football Black List awards on Wednesday.

Former Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and England defender Ehiogu suffered a cardiac arrest while working as a U23 coach at Tottenham earlier this year, weeks after being presented with the One to Watch award by the Football Black List - which celebrates the contributions of people from African and Caribbean backgrounds.

Jermain Defoe, Alex Scott, Yaya Toure, Nick Blackman and Joe Thompson are among those that will receive awards at this year's event, which is supported by the Premier League.

What is the Football Blacklist

While more than 25 percent of professional players in the UK are black, there are just four managers across the 92 clubs, and no chairpersons or CEOs. To help address this the Football Black List shines a light on those who are inspiring the next generation to consider other roles in the game.

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