Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Derby County appoints Real Madrid assistant as new coach

01 June 2015, 11:11

London - English second tier outfit Derby County have appointed in-demand Real Madrid assistant Paul Clement as their new head coach after dispensing with the services of former England boss Steve McClaren.

Englishman Clement had been assistant to Real boss Carlo Ancelotti, who was dismissed by the Spanish giants last week, but signed a three-year deal with the Rams on Monday, the Championship side said.

"Paul Clement is one of the most in-demand coaches in world football and I am delighted that he has agreed to join Derby County as our new head coach," the club's president and chief executive Sam Rush said.

"He is hugely respected, has exceptional relationships throughout football and tremendous coaching experience at some of the very best clubs in Europe."

Clement began his coaching career with English champions Chelsea and stepped up to the role of assistant when Ancelotti arrived in 2009 before following the Italian to Paris St Germain and then Real for trophy-winning spells.

Also read: Yakubu gets praise from Derby boss

He steps in for McClaren, who was fired after the club, having led the table for a long stint of the campaign, missed out on the end-of-season promotional playoffs following a woeful collapse.

He becomes the second former Real Madrid assistant to take charge of a Championship club after Aitor Karanka, whose Middlesbrough side lost out to Norwich City in the playoff final last week.

"This is a massive club with fantastic facilities and a superb fan base who deserve success," Clement said

"Having spoken with Sam Rush and the owners I firmly believe we share the same desires and ambitions and that is to once again make Derby County a Premier League club."

Twice English champions Derby were relegated from the top flight in 2008 following a dismal campaign in which they picked up only one win and recorded the lowest Premier League points total of 11.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

- Reuters


WRAP: English Premiership

23 October 2016, 11:05

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...