Clarke said Albion can play in Europe.
"I think we can satisfy a lot of the ambitions he talks about," he said.
"If you are talking about Champions League then I'd be foolish to sit here and say I could satisfy his Champions League ambitions - if that's what his ambitions are.
"But Europa League? Why not? That's something we have to build towards. Clubs of a similar level to ourselves have competed in the Europa League.
"I'm not saying this year or next year. But some time in the future why can't West Bromwich Albion not be a club to qualify and play in the Europa League?"
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