Paul Clement vows to look after Gareth Bale

Paul Clement vows to look after Gareth Bale


Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement has promised he’ll do all he can to help Gareth Bale settle at the club following his recent transfer.

The Welshman made a goalscoring debut on Saturday evening, but is still getting to know his new surroundings and new team mates, and all in a new language and culture.

Prior to his move, former Real players who made the switch to the Santiago Bernabeu from the UK – Steve McManaman, Michael Owen, and Jonathan Woodgate – all said the biggest challenge facing Bale is adapting to the Spanish way of life.

And Clement said he will support Bale as he settles in at the club.

The former PSG assistant boss, who helped David Beckham settle in Paris, said: “It’s a similar scenario. I had a really good relationship with David, mostly because we were two Englishmen in Paris. He could always lean on me.

“Gareth and I can develop the same kind of professional relationship here and help each other. I’ve been speaking to him at training over set-plays and tactical organisation, things he might not understand straight away because all those drills are done in Spanish.”