Former Chelsea & Fulham, and current Real Madrid, coach Paul Clement is now talking about switching his sights to management in England.
Carlo Ancelotti’s right hand man at Real Madrid has been linked with West Ham, QPR and Newcastle, reportedly turning down the chance of being interviewed for the Rangers job when ‘Arry Redknapp jumped ship.
With Newcastle fans waiting to see if Mike Ashley’s ambitions go beyond John Carver, Paul Clement is sending out the message that he is open to approaches.
Whilst he says he is loving life in Madrid, he says that his ambition is to manage in England ‘sometime soon’.
Real Madrid are reigning Champions League holders, top of La Liga and hot favourites to proceed to the last eight of this season’s Champions League after a 2-0 win at Schalke.
Yet despite this you are never far away from criticism working at Real Madrid, players and management having being criticised a number of times this season, with even calls for Ancelotti to go from some fans.
Paul Clement speaking to ITV Sport:
“My own ambition is to be a manager or a head coach in my own right and hopefully that will be sometime soon.
“I would like to go back to England and work, I have had a fantastic experience working abroad both in France and Spain it’s really broadened my knowledge as a coach, but I really see the best opportunity for me to go back and work in England.”
“I don’t rule out other opportunities in other countries but I think my best chance would be there (England) because coaching in your own language, where you have got the feel and the emotion as well, is going to be the best for me.”