Clement to leave Madrid for Derby?

Derby County are reportedly close to appointing Real Madrid assistant Paul Clement as their new manager.

BBC Radio Derby claims the 43-year-old will take on his first managerial role at the iPro Stadium following the dismissal of both his mentor Carlo Ancelotti and likely predecessor Steve McClaren.

The English club were leading the Championship as late as the end of February, but a run of two wins in their last 13 matches saw them slip out of promotion contention and finish the season in eighth place.

Clement began his coaching adventure with Chelsea in the 1990s, before returning in 2007 and being promoted to the first team by Guus Hiddink two years later.

His ability was quickly noticed ahead of the 2009-10 campaign by Ancelotti, who kept him on as his right-hand man in west London and also at Paris Saint-Germain and Madrid.

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