Paul Clement will not be joining Sam Allardyce’s England coaching staff

‘After consultation between FC Bayern, the FA and myself it was decided that it is in the best interests of everyone involved for me to concentrate solely on the job I have’

Bayern Munich assistant coach Paul Clement sits beside manager Carlo Ancelotti in the dugout. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Bayern Munich assistant coach Paul Clement sits beside manager Carlo Ancelotti in the dugout. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

 

Bayern Munich assistant manager Paul Clement has confirmed that he will not be joining Sam Allardyce’s England coaching team.

Newly-appointed England manager Allardyce had hoped to make the 44-year-old part of his backroom staff, with the Football Association attempting to negotiate a deal with the Bundesliga champions that would have seen him handed a part-time role during international breaks.

Clement was sacked as Derby manager last season but has built a strong reputation as an assistant, working under Carlo Ancelotti at Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and now Bayern.

However, having only appointed him in June, Bayern were against Clement adding to his workload.

In a series of tweets, Clement said: “Following recent media reports I would like to clarify the situation with regards to a possible role with the England national team.

“After consultation between FC Bayern, the FA and myself it was decided that it is in the best interests of everyone involved for me to concentrate solely on the job I have in Munich.

“I would like to wish success to Sam, The FA and the England Team.”

Allardyce, who was confirmed as Roy Hodgson’s successor last month, has already appointed former Bolton colleague Sammy Lee as assistant coach.

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