Madrid number two decides to stay put.
Queens Park Rangers will have been forced to prolong their search for a new manager after Paul Clement turned down the chance to take the Loftus Road hot seat in order to stay with Real Madrid, according to The Sun.
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The 43-year-old’s father, Dave, is somewhat of a popular figure at the west London club, having made 472 appearances for the club in the ’60s and ’70s.
However, he gave the Hoops a polite ‘thanks, but no thanks’ answer to their approach as he looks to stay in the Spanish capital to continue working with the world’s best players.
“I’m very flattered to be linked with Queens Park Rangers, a club I supported as a young boy and for whom my Dad played.
“It would be a real honour to manage that club at some point in the future.
“But, at this time, I’ve got no intention of leaving Real Madrid in mid-season.”