Steve Clarke is ready to walk away from Chelsea, it has been revealed.

The Times says Clarke, Chelsea's assistant first-team coach, has become so disillusioned with life at Stamford Bridge that he wants to pursue his own managerial career at the end of the season.

Clarke was given a huge pay rise to £900,000 a year to convince him to stay after the departure of José Mourinho in September last year forced the Scot to consider his future, but the improved contract has not eradicated all his concerns.

Such is Clarke's desire for a fresh start that he is willing to accept a substantial pay cut to secure a manager's job elsewhere.