Paul Clement: Former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich assistant in contention for Republic of Ireland job | Football News

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Former Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement is one of the names being considered for the Republic of Ireland job.

The 52-year-old, who previously managed Derby, Swansea, Reading and Cercle Brugge, is interested in replacing Stephen Kenny, whose contract was not renewed after it expired in November last year.

sky sports news The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has not yet made a final decision, with current Bayern assistant Anthony Barry and England Under-21 manager Lee Kearsley also said to be involved.

Mark Canham, the FAI’s director of football, said last week that he was “very close” to making a decision and “hoped to make an announcement really soon”.

“We’ve been working on it over time and we want to make sure we have the right people for the job,” he said.

Paul Clement (right) worked with Frank Lampard (left) at Everton
Paul Clement (right) worked with Frank Lampard (left) at Everton

Ireland finished second from bottom in their group with six points after eight games, missing out on qualifying for Euro 2024.

Clement was most recently a first-team coach under Everton manager Frank Lampard, but left the club in January last year.

He coached Ireland’s Under-21 team early in his career and then briefly took over the first team with Don Givens, who became caretaker manager before Giovanni Trapattoni took over in 2008.

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