Ex-Nottingham Forest striker Stan Collymore backs Paul Clement for Derby County job

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Former Nottingham Forest striker Stan Collymore believes that Derby County should appoint Paul Clement as their new manager.

Former Nottingham Forest striker Stan Collymore has suggested in the Bleacher Report that Derby County should appoint Paul Clement as their new manager.

Clement is currently working as an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Spanish giants and 10-time Champions League winners Real Madrid.

According to The Sun, Championship outfit Derby are ready to let Steve McClaren go this summer and will offer the former Chelsea coach £2 million-a-year to bring him to the iPro Stadium.

Collymore believes that Clement would be a good managerial candidate for the Rams and wrote in the Bleacher report: “Clement is 43, he has an excellent reputation and he's the overwhelming favourite the get the job, along with Paul Lambert, who's another relatively young British manager.”

Ancelotti is one of the best football managers in the world, and having worked with him for years at different clubs, Clement will have learned a lot.

The problem is that the 43-year-old has not been the manager of any club yet - he has been an assistant so far in his career.

Derby are an ambitious club and will be looking to finish in the top two of the Championship next season.

Appointing Clement as the manager would be a risk for the Rams. The Championship is a tough league, and if results do not go their way in the opening weeks of the 2015-16 campaign, then it will become difficult for Derby to even get into the top six, let alone the top two.

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