Real Madrid’s assistant manager Paul Clement has been linked with the Newcastle job by the Daily Telegraph.
Interim boss John Carver took over following Alan Pardew’s departure to Crystal Palace in January, but the Magpies are dangerously close to the drop and on their worst run of form since 1977. Moreover, Carver went on an amazing rant at the weekend, accusing defender Mike Williamson of getting sent of deliberately to avoid taking part in the relegation dogfight.
Owner Mike Ashley is expected to dispense of Carver’s services in the summer, and the Daily Telegraph says he is keen to talk to Clement about the manager’s role.
Clement has made no secret of is desire to step up to be a manager one day, and has also been linked with QPR in recent months. A return to the UK could tempt him if it is for a job in the Premier League.
The former PE teacher has spent the last few years working under Ancelotti having met when the pair were at Chelsea. He followed him to PSG where they guided the Parisians to the title, before a switch to Madrid, where they pair masterminded the successes in the Champions League, Copa del Rey, European Super Cup and World Club Cup.