Paul Clement is the new name on Newcastle's managerial shortlist

The Real Madrid and former Chelsea assistant has been linked with the Magpies.

For Newcastle United fans desiring an exotic name as their club's new manager, there has been no shortage of reported candidates.

Everyone from Rafa Benitez to Dick Advocaat, Temuri Ketsbaia to Remi Garde seems to have been linked with the St James' Park hotseat at one time or another - and the list of names keeps forever expanding.

The latest figure to be linked to the Newcastle job, who is apparently under serious consideration, is Real Madrid and former Chelsea assistant manager Paul Clement.

According to the Daily Mirror, the 42-year-old is on Mike Ashley's shortlist for the Newcastle post, despite never having worked as a manager.

The Real assistant has been a key figure within the coaching setup at the Bernabeu and is a Champions League winner as a no.2.

Needless to say, however, Clement is unproven as a no.1 and any potential appointment would not come without risk. Risk, though, often equates to ambition - something markedly missing at Newcastle in recent years.

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