Clement: Ancelotti should go for Liverpool job

Clement: Ancelotti should go for Liverpool job

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Paul Clement believes that former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti would be a perfect fit for the vacant Liverpool post.

The Derby boss, who had two spells at Chelsea between 1996-99 and 2007-11, worked as assistant manager to Ancelotti during his spell at the helm at Stamford Bridge between 2009-11, before following the Italian to Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid.

The 43-year old, who has also coached at Fulham and Blackburn Rovers, has now said that 56-year old Italian would be suitable for the Anfield role, which was made vacant yesterday following Brendan Rodgers’ dismissal.

“He had a great career as a player, and a sterling career as a manager – in terms of the clubs he’s managed,” said Clement.

“The three wins in the Champions League – [managing] in England, France and Italy as well.

“He’s got all the credibility, he’s a fantastic man-manager.

“He’s enjoying a little bit of rest at the moment but he’s got a lot to offer.”

Ancelotti has been out of work since he left Real Madrid earlier this year, and Clement reckons Liverpool could be an attractive destination for the former Chelsea boss.

“He’s going to want to be going to a big club, a club where he’s got a chance of being successful and winning.

“And there’s certainly one available now.”