Real Madrid coach Paul Clement is expected to leave the club to take his first manager role at Derby County, according to reports in the UK press.
The 43-year-old worked as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant for two years at the Santiago Bernabeu but will end his stint at the club after the Italian was sacked on Monday. The former PE teacher has made no secret of his desire to step up and be a manager one day and is believed to been keen on taking the Derby job and take them up from the Championship to the Premier League.
Ex-England boss Steve McClaren left the Rams this week after his failure to gain promotion to the top flight.
Clement worked at Chelsea under Guus Hiddink and stayed on when Ancelotti took over. The Englishman became Ancelotti’s right hand man at the club as they won the double before going with him to PSG where they won the title. His most glorious moment as a coach came last year when Los Blancos ended their 12-year wait for the Champions League, as well as winning the Copa del Rey.
Clement, son of former QPR defender Dave, and brother of ex-West Brom defender Neil, has been linked with a number of jobs back in England including that of Rangers and Newcastle.