Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement is set to become the highest paid manager in the Championship, despite taking a £250,000 pay cut, according to the Mirror.
The Real coach looks set to succeed Steve McClaren at Derby County, with Newcastle United knocking on his door.
McClaren was under huge pressure after failing to finish within the top six with Derby, losing out on the final day thanks to a 3-0 defeat to Reading and a 3-0 win for Brentford.
Clement is expected to quit the European Champions and sign for Derby on a four-year-deal to start his managerial career.
He currently earns £1.45 million a year at Real (after tax) and will take home a quarter of a million less in his new deal (also after tax).
He was also contacted by Leeds earlier on last season, but rejected a chance to become the boss at Elland Road.
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