The Premier League's chief executive, Richard Masters, says the English top flight has no plans to introduce a US-style rule to ensure members of minorities are interviewed for any vacant coaching positions.

Asked by Sky Sports about the "Rooney Rule" operating in the US National Football League (NFL) stipulating that members of minorities be interviewed for vacant coaching positions, he said: "We haven't discussed that, and we haven't got any plans to do so."

Masters added that he supported the move to have the slogan 'Black Lives Matter' on player's shirts in this week's Premier League games, saying it represented an ethical stance rather than a political one.

The league resumes on Wednesday, and teams will have logos supporting the UK's National Health Service on the front of their shirts and the words Black Lives Matter replacing their names above the number on their backs.

"I support them in using their platforms to push good causes. The messages you are going to see coming through the Premier League matches in relation to thanking the NHS, with the 'Heart NHS' logo on the front of shirts and also the anti-discrimination messages coming forward, are issues that all players feel," Masters said.

"I think it is a good thing that players are using their voices to make what I think are ethical value judgements rather than political statements. They are supposed to be unifying messages, and we support them and so do the clubs," he added.

Masters added that backing Black Lives Matter needed to be followed up by concrete policies.