Given the strong football rivalries that exist between the Welsh and the English, and others in other fields such as rugby, one might consider it prudent that the Welsh Football Association did not appoint an Englishman for the post vacated by Chris Coleman.
Is it discriminatory to rule out an Englishman for the job?
In any case, what FAW Jonathan Ford mentioned in an interview was:
“We have always favoured Welsh people because arguably the passion is there. Somebody said this earlier, Welsh most definitely, foreign possibly but definitely not English.”
In other words, it wasn’t him that said “not English”, but he was mentioning that someone else had suggested that.
Anything wrong with that?
And just imagine the Spanish football association looking for a new manager: Spanish definitely, foreign possibly, just not Catalonian.
I don’t think anyone would object if Pep Guardiola never got considered for that job.