Paul Clement has ruled himself out of the vacant manager’s job at Premier League side Newcastle United and says he wants to continue as assistant boss to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid.
The Englishman was brought in by Ancelotti when the Italian was appointed in the summer of 2013. And the pair plotted the team’s success last year, winning four trophies in total.
Prior to working together at Real Madrid, Ancelotti and Clement worked at PSG and Chelsea. The former PE teacher has made no secret of his desire to one day step up and become a manager himself, but says he is happy for now to stay at Los Blancos and keep working on the project he and Ancelotti started.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Clement said: “Newcastle is a fantastic football club and I’m very flattered to have been linked with them, as well as some other great clubs in England.
“But I’m enjoying working in Madrid and I think it is best I remain here in the near future to gain more experience of working with such great players at this great club. However, I’d like to come home at some point to try and cut my cloth as a manager,” he revealed.
The Magpies are on the lookout for a new manager following Alan Pardew’s departure to Crystal Palace last week.