Chelsea assistant manager Clarke almost quit club
The assistant manager conceded that Jose Mourinho's departure almost convinced him it was time to move on.
"Last October when Jose Mourinho left I was 90 per cent certain I was going to leave," he told the Daily Star Sunday.
"But then by the end of the season I wanted to stay because I didn't want to leave on a blank season.
"After a season like that I think it would have been too hard to move. I wanted to put things right."
He explained: "You can imagine the pain in the group. Now they have the opportunity to go out and put everything right."