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PAUL
CLEMENT

As the former assistant manager of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and now currently at Swansea, Paul Clement has a wealth of experience at the highest level of football.

As Carlo Ancelotti's right-hand man at Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, Clement has also worked with the experienced Italian at Paris Saint-Germain, while his management roles came in the Championship with Derby County and now the Premier League with Swansea City.

Born in Reading, the 44-year-old began his career as a coach at Chelsea's academy before moving to London rivals Fulham, where he also worked in the youth set up, either side of a short spell with Republic of Ireland Under-21s.

Clement returned to Chelsea in 2007, working at Stamford Bridge as a coach before being appointed as assistant to Ancelotti for the first time two years later.

At Chelsea, he helped the Blues win the Premier League title before spending a brief spell with Blackburn Rovers during the 2012-13 campaign.

Clement was reunited with Ancelotti at Paris Saint-Germain in 2012, whom he helped win the Ligue 1 title, before following him to Real Madrid in 2013.

Ancelotti and Clement helped the Spanish giants win the Copa Del Rey and their tenth Uefa Champions League title in their first season with the club.

His success at the highest level of football earned him the job as Derby County manager in 2015, replacing former England boss Steve McClaren at the helm.

Despite securing 14 wins in 33 matches in charge of the Rams - drawing 12 games and losing just seven - Clement was relieved of his duties in February 2016. Derby were in fifth place in the Championship at the time of Clement's dismissal - just five points adrift of leaders Hull, whom they would eventually lose to in the play-off semi-final that season.

In June 2016, Clement once again linked up with his close friend Ancelotti at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. Up until his move to the Liberty, Clement had helped the German giants rise to the top of the Bundesliga, having lost just one game so far this season.

Source: Swansea City


Honours (2)
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    • Swansea City:
      • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (31/01/2017)
      • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (31/01/2017)
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