‘It’s like being back at school’ – Bayern Munich assistant manager Paul Clement describes his latest European adventure

8 Sep

Bayern Munich assistant manager Paul Clement says it feels like he’s ‘back in school’ as he attempts to settle in the German capital.


The Englishman is working alongside Carlo Ancelotti for the fourth time in his career after spending time with the Italian at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

Clement has been with the Bavarian giants for three months and has enjoyed a bright start to his time in Germany. Following their Supercup triumph over Borussia Dortmund, Bayern thrashed Werder Bremen 6-0 in their opening Bundesliga game and are preparing to face Schalke at the weekend.

The former Derby County manager has collected a haul of silverware and languages during his time abroad and believes that immersing yourself into a new culture is vital to earn the respect of colleagues.

“This has been a big thing for me, the cultural experience that I’ve had over the last couple of years,” Clement told talkSPORT.

“I can’t say my French is very good but I progressed a bit further with the Spanish and I’m fully immersed now in the German lessons.

“I have three to four lessons every week, so it’s demanding because you’re working at a high level and having to do the work. Every afternoon, you’re having lessons as well so it is a bit like going back to school. I’m learning colours, numbers and all the basics you need to establish yourself in a language.

“I’m trying and it’s very important you try, because you have to show you’re working towards delivering in a language of the country you’re working in.” 

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