Appointing a black man or woman as the next Football Association chairman would be a huge step forward, says England defender Tyrone Mings.
Greg Clarke resigned on Tuesday after using “unacceptable” language when referring to black players.
“We’re not necessarily asking for the next chairman or chief to be black,” Aston Villa’s Mings said.
“What we’re asking for is equal opportunities for both black and white people, or ethnic minorities.”
Clarke said his comments, made in front of a government select committee, were a “disservice to our game”.
He was also criticised for comments he made referring to gay players making a “life choice” and a coach telling him young female players did not like having the ball hit hard at them.