RYAN GIGGS believes there are too many foreign managers in the Premier League.
And the Manchester United legend says British coaches of a good enough quality should be given the chance to shine.
There are currently four English managers in the top flight – more than any other nationality.
But not one of Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe, Crystal Palace’s Sam Allardyce, Burnley’s Sean Dyche or Swansea’s Paul Clement can boast a side in the top half.
Seven of the 20 Premier League sides have British managers and Welshman Tony Pulis’ West Brom are the highest placed.
Current Premier League managers and their nationalities
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) – France
Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) – England
Sean Dyche (Burnley) – England
Antonio Conte (Chelsea) – Italy
Sam Allardyce (Crystal Palace) – England
Ronald Koeman (Everton) – Netherlands
Marco Silva (Hull) – Portugal
Claudio Ranieri (Leicester) – Italy
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – Germany
Pep Guardiola (Man City) – Spain
Jose Mourinho (Man United) – Portugal
Aitor Karanka (Middlesbrough) – Spain
Claude Puel (Southampton) – France
Mark Hughes (Stoke) – Wales
David Moyes (Sunderland) – Scotland
Paul Clement (Swansea) – England
Mauricio Pochettino (Spurs) – Argentina
Walter Mazzarri (Watford) – Italy
Tony Pulis (West Brom) – Wales
Slaven Bilic (West Ham) – Croatia
Giggs, twice linked with the Swansea hotseat, believes there is a wealth of home-grown talent just waiting to be explored.
He told the BBC: “I don’t think there’s enough (British managers) at the moment.
“I think it is (important British coaches get a chance). There’s a lot of top quality foreign coaches in the Premier League, but there’s also a lot of quality British coaches and managers out there.
“If you don’t get the chance, you don’t get the chance to prove what you can do and see what you can do with a talented team.
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“As I say, there are quality foreign coaches as well.
“I just think on the balance, there’s too many foreigners at the moment and British coaches probably just don’t get the chances.”
Giggs was caretaker boss at Old Trafford for four games in 2014 after Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor David Moyes was sacked.
He was touted as possible chief at the Liberty after hapless American Bob Bradley was given the chop after just 85 days.