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Swansea boss Clement: Bayern Munich blocked me joining Sam's England

Swansea City boss Paul Clement admits he was close to joining the England staff during Sam Allardyce's short time in charge.

Swansea meets Allardyce's Everton on Monday night.

Clement said: "We were so close to working with each other, but Bayern said 'no.' It was always only going to be a part-time role, I was not going to leave Bayern.

"I understood why Bayern said 'no'. They wanted me to concentrate solely on Bayern and rightly so with a club of that size. But I was disappointed because it would have been a great honour to work with the national team.

"So Sam appointed Craig Shakespeare and now they are working together at Everton."

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