Derby County announce new manager

Derby County today have announced Paul Clement as their new manager on a three year deal replacing Steve McClaren, after Derby missed out on promotion to the Premiership.

43-year-old Clement, who is the son of Dave Clement the ex QPR and England international and the brother of ex West Brom defender Neil Clement, is well regarded in European football for his coaching abilities, so will be interesting to see how that transfers into management.

On Clement’s resume is, assistant manager at Chelsea and Blackburn, as well as assistant coach at PSG and Real Madrid, working under Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti at the latter two.

Derby made the decision to axe McClaren at the end of the season after a poor run of results and the former England boss has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with both Sunderland and Newcastle United looking for a new manager.

Writers View – Derby County clearly have ambitions and have a good infrastructure in place, the missing part is playing in the Premiership. A number of managers have tried, such as Billy Davies, Nigel Clough and recently Steve McClaren. Will be interesting to see if Paul Clement can make the adjustment from being the second in command to the main man, the boss. Will be well worth watching to see how he does.