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The Black Manager

The announcement that Clarence Seedorf will be the new manager of AC Milan in Serie A immediately makes him the highest profile black club manager in the world, right? Though no other black manager has come close to the heights Seedorf has achieved here–except Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona (2003-2008)–we wondered whether we could make a list of at least 10 black managers who were in charge of club teams in the top leagues (and by this we mean Europe). We could only come up with 5 others.

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Didier Drogba, Politician

Despite his brilliance as a footballer, a lot of people can’t take footballer Didier Drogba serious. For starters, what’s with that wet curl?

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In his book, “Murder in Amsterdam,” about the death of the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh in 2004, the writer Ian Buruma provides this description of Dutch football: “Proud of…..