Monaco appoint former Brugge manager Clement as head coach

AS Monaco has appointed Philippe Clement as its new coach until June 2024 after parting ways with Niko Kovac last week, the Ligue 1 club said.

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AS Monaco has appointed Philippe Clement as its new coach until June 2024 after parting ways with Niko Kovac last week, the Ligue 1 club said.

Clement, 47, won three consecutive Belgian league titles, with Genk in 2018-19 before back-to-back triumphs with Club Brugge.

During his playing career, Clement made 333 appearances for Brugge and scored 45 goals. He also won 38 caps for Belgium.

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"We are convinced that the solid foundations we have been building over the past 18 months, combined with Philippe's winning experience, modern leadership and ambitious mindset, will take our sporting project to the next level," Monaco's sporting director Paul Mitchell said.

Former Bayern Munich boss Kovac took charge of Monaco in June 2020 and led it to a third-placed finish in the league last season.

It is sixth in Ligue 1 on 29 points, 17 behind leader Paris St Germain. It travels to seventh-placed Nantes on Sunday.

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