Ex-Chelsea assistant Clement: 'There's something wrong going behind the scenes'
- Clement was part of Ancelotti backroom staff sacked in 2011.
- He knows when things are wrong at Chelsea.
- He also knows the club won't accept wrongness and will act accordingly.
Paul Clement knows a thing or two about managers getting sacked at Stamford Bridge. He worked as a coach at the club between 2007 and 2011. He was an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti who was sacked by Roman Abramovic in brutal circumstances.
Clement told BeIN SPORT what he thinks is wrong with Maurizio Sarri's side: ''There's something going on that's wrong behind the scenes. What I do know for sure is that the club will not accept that. The owner will not accept that.
''History shows that when the team is not playing at the level that is required, and expected for a club like that and what they've achieved over the years, they do take measures. They will act.''
Back in 2011, Ancelotti failed to be as successful in his second season as he had been in his first year. Abramovich didn't like the feeling of being runners-up and sacked the Italian within minutes after the season's final game at Everton.
Clement revealed in 2017 what had happened then: ''What I was surprised about that it was done there in the away dressing room, 30 minutes after the end of the game. We’d gone back onto the coach with the players and Carlo was there in the dressing room with the chief exec. Carlo got on and said, 'Yeah, I’ve been fired.'
''The players knew and arranged a night out for him, they took him out to a club back in London. It was a good night!''