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Former full-back crossed swords with Roy Keane and ‘fell out’ with Brian Kerr, but believes his experience will help the next generation

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Clive Clarke in action during his time at Sunderland. Photo: Matthew Lewis

Clive Clarke in action during his time at Sunderland. Photo: Matthew Lewis

Clive Clarke in action during his time at Sunderland. Photo: Matthew Lewis

The day job now for former Ireland international Clive Clarke is to mentor the young players on the books of his player agency in England.

There is one example of green shoots that’s very encouraging, as one of the clients is Middlesbrough and Ireland youths forward Calum Kavanagh, the 17-year-old son of ex-international Graham Kavanagh, Clarke’s former team-mate at Stoke City who is now his partner in the agency.

“Calum has huge potential and has everything needed to go on and have a good career, he has a good mindset as well as his footballing attributes. He has a really good chance if he keeps his feet on the ground and keeps developing,” says Clarke. 


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