Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean has confirmed that his assistant manager Paul Clement has left the club, and is now widely expected to takeover a similar role at Paris Saint-Germain.
Clement had previously worked with the 44-year-old at Fulham, before being appointed as his No.2 in October on a short-term deal.
However, the coach was also part of Carlo Ancelotti's backroom staff at Chelsea before his departure last season, and Clement is now likely to link up with the Italian at the Ligue 1 side after he was unveiled as their new manager last week.
"Paul has left the club. I don't want to announce where I expect him to end up, but I expect him to be unveiled somewhere soon,” Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"It is a blow for us, but when you get opportunities like Paul seems to be getting, you can't blame him for taking it. It is an exciting time for him.
"We are quite far down the line of appointing someone else and I am hopeful that will be done by early next week."