International

Clement leaves Real for Derby

2015-06-01 12:42
(File)

London - English Championship side Derby County have appointed Paul Clement as head coach, taking over from the sacked Steve McLaren, the club announced on Monday.

The 43-year-old will join the Rams after leaving Real Madrid where he was working as an assistant coach with Carlo Ancelotti, who was dismissed by the Spanish giants last week.

Clement also worked with Ancelotti at Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain before the Italian took him to Madrid in 2013.

He also served as Chelsea's Academy coach and briefly as Blackburn's assistant head coach four years ago.

McLaren briefly had Derby at the head of the second tier Championship in March, but a wretched run of form saw them eventually finish eighth and miss out on a play-off place for a return to the Premier League for the first time since 2008.

"I'm incredibly excited to be joining Derby County as Head Coach and I am looking forward to meeting the players and getting started," he told the club's official website.

"This is a massive club with fantastic facilities and a superb fan base who deserve success.

"Having spoken with (chief executive) Sam Rush and the owners I firmly believe we share the same desires and ambitions and that is to once again make Derby County a Premier League club."

It will be a first managerial role for Clement, who had been linked with the Sunderland manager's position following the departure of Dick Advocaat, and Rush is pleased to have secured his services.

Read more on:    real madrid  |  derby county  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.