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Beale: Chelsea would've held back Swansea boss Clement

Swansea City boss Paul Clement would never have had a chance at Chelsea, claims Michael Beale.

Clement enjoyed two stints at Chelsea, including a spell as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant.

The 45-year-old has since worked at Blackburn, Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid, Derby, Bayern Munich and now Swansea.

Beale, who spent a decade at Stamford Bridge himself, believes he may never have realised his potential in west London.

Asked about returning to England in future, he told Sky Sports: "Things are going very well here [Sao Paulo].

"In the future I'd love to come back and be a manager in the Premier League but we know how difficult that is.

"Look at my ex-colleague Paul Clement and the journey he had to make to get this opportunity at Swansea.

"I'm not sure he'd have got that opportunity if he'd stayed as Chelsea's Under-23s coach.

"You have to go out and develop yourself. I'd love to see more English coaches take the same journey."

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