Tuesday 21 November 2017

Makelele flies in to help new Swansea boss Clement

Paris Saint-Germain assistant coach Claude Makelele Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.
Paris Saint-Germain assistant coach Claude Makelele Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Matt Law

Swansea City have appointed former Chelsea and France midfielder Claude Makélélé as an assistant to new head coach Paul Clement.

Makélélé has signed to work with Clement, who he knows from his Chelsea and Paris St-Germain days, until the end of the season.

Makélélé was a player at Chelsea while Clement was a coach and the pair were reunited on the coaching staff at PSG. The 43-year-old managed Bastia, who sacked him after less than six months, and was technical director at Monaco, which also lasted six months.

He is the third coaching appointment Clement has made and will work alongside new recruits Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi.

Meanwhiile, John Terry has told Chelsea he does not want to leave this month, despite interest from Bournemouth and a host of other clubs. Bournemouth have been considering a bid to sign Terry on loan after Chelsea recalled Nathan Ake, while new Swansea City manager Paul Clement is also believed to have made an inquiry.

But Terry has reaffirmed his intention to see out the season with Chelsea and do everything he can to help the club win the Premier League, despite the fact he is now arguably sixth choice in head coach Antonio Conte's pecking order. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Telegraph.co.uk

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