Palmer: Black managers will be hired on merit

There are currently just three black managers employed in England's Football League, with the issue reportedly discussed at a recent Professional Footballers Association summit.

Palmer - who had stints in charge of Stockport County and Mansfield Town - admits there are barriers for black managers in English football, and believes he could have been overlooked for roles due to his skin colour, but feels chances will arise if people prove they are capable of doing the job.

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