Real Madrid coach Paul Clement rules himself out of Newcastle job

HIGHLY-RATED ... Paul Clement.
HIGHLY-RATED ... Paul Clement.

REAL Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement says he’s ‘flattered’ to be linked with the vacant Newcastle United head coach job – but isn’t interested in joining the Magpies.

The Englishman is currently working as No2 to Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernebau, having previously worked with the Italian at Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.

He has been linked with succeeding Alan Pardew on Tyneside but the 43-year-old insists he wants to stay with the European champions – though he hasn’t ruled out a move back to England one day.

Clement told talkSport: “Newcastle are a fantastic football club and I’m very flattered to be linked with them, as well as other great clubs in England.

“But I’m enjoying my experience in Madrid and I think it’s best for me to stay here in the near future, to gain more experience working with these great players at this great club.

“I’d very much like to come home at some point and try to cut my cloth as a manager.”