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Over the last 15 years or so, foreign investment in the Premier League, and indeed the elite level of football as a whole, has gone into overdrive.
As a result, the division's players and managers alike have taken on a much more "metropolitan" aesthetic, the latter of which doesn't sit entirely well with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
In the Portuguese's mind, more English players and coaches should open up to the idea of heading abroad for their trade, which could in time lead to a greater number of successful British leaders on home soil.
The Telegraph's Ian Winrow quotes Mourinho as saying:
At this moment in the Premier League - and I know I’m speaking against myself – but I disagree with so many foreign coaches in this country. It’s because I don’t see a reason for that because I don’t feel the English managers are in any point behind the foreign ones. But I think if there are no jobs in the country as a manager or a player then you have to go.
I have to say the managers that are coming here are good. So I’m not saying the people here are not top people, or that they doesn’t deserve to be here. I just feel sorry that in a football country like England managers are not getting enough jobs in this country. The main culture has to be always British.
Mourinho goes on to point out Steve McClaren's success with FC Twente as a prime example of a manager garnering great pedigree from their time spent abroad.
There will undoubtedly be those who agree with the Blues boss, but the Premier League in particular may have reached a point of no return when it comes to its pattern of hiring managers.