Real Madrid assistant Paul Clement leaves club after Ancelotti exit

Assistant manager Paul Clement has announced he is leaving Real Madrid following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti this week.

It was widely expected that Clement would follow the Italian out of the Bernabeu after his sacking on Monday and the Englishman took to Twitter on Friday to confirm his departure.

"It has been an honour to have worked with Carlo at the Number 1 Club in the World,'' he wrote. "Thank you to all the Players, Staff and Fans. Hala Madrid.''

Clement worked with Ancelotti at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain before the duo moved to the Spanish capital in 2013 and has recently been linked with the vacant manager's positions at Derby and Sunderland.

Sources told ESPN FC that Derby are planning to hire him to replace the sacked Steve McClaren.