Magpies considering Real Madrid assistant Paul Clement.
Newcastle United’s search for a new manager has led them to the door of Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement, with the Mirror reporting that the 42 year-old, who has been Carlo Ancelotti’s right hand man at the Bernabeu, has shot to the top of the list of candidates under consideration by Mike Ashley and his staff.
Clement, who never played professional football and initially worked as a PE teacher in Sutton in south London, was initially a coach under Ancelotti at Chelsea before being taken to Paris Saint Germain and then Real Madrid by the Italian, who clearly rates Clement extremely highly.
It is possibly that Clement could now be considering going it alone, however, with the Newcastle United job being one of the most enticing in English football, despite the difficulties that tend to arise from working under an owner such as Mike Ashley.
The report does suggest that Clement is not the only name on Ashley’s shortlist, however, with experienced Dutch manager Dick Advocaat and former Arsenal player Remi Garde, who left Lyon at the end of last season, also under consideration to be the man to replace Alan Pardew, who left the club to join Crystal Palace.