Bayern Munich’s assistant coach Paul Clement on Tuesday revealed he has turned down a possible role in the England set-up under Sam Allardyce to remain with the German champions.
The 44-year-old Englishman is Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at the Bavarian giants and is preparing for the new Bundesliga season, which starts on August 26, with Bayern chasing a fifth straight league title.
Clement was sacked as Derby County coach in February, after eight months in charge, while Allardyce was confirmed as Roy Hodgson’s successor last month and he has appointed Sammy Lee as his assistant coach.
According to reports, Clement, who had a brief spell coaching England’s Under 21s this year, was offered a job-share role with the senior side in Allardyce’s back room staff, but has turned it down to focus on his work at Bayern.
“Following recent media reports I would like to clarify the situation with regards to a possible role with the England national team,” Clement wrote on Twitter.
“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.”
Ancelotti has replaced Pep Guardiola as Bayern’s head coach for the coming season and previously worked with Clement at Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain.