Et tu Brutus? Football’s loyal lieutenants
Paul Clement has worked under Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, PSG and now Real Madrid. (Getty Images).
July 5th, 2013
11:02 AM ET

Et tu Brutus? Football’s loyal lieutenants

“We are a family, and the loyalty of the family must come before anything and everyone else. For if we honor that commitment, we will never be vanquished, but if we falter in that loyalty we will all be condemned," wrote Mario Puzo, the author of the GodFather.

Like night follows day, whenever a football manager joins a new club, their loyal lieutenants inevitably follow.

After all, when you are a footballing Caesar the last thing you want is a Brutus knifing you in the back.

So after Carlo Ancelotti moved from Saint-Germain to Real Madrid his long-time assistant Paul Clement was by his side. A wise move given the huge pressure the Italian will be under managing the Spanish club.

Over in Bavaria, when Pep Guardiola recently started work at Bayern Munich he brought with him not one, not two, not three, but four members of his support staff from old club Barcelona - Manuel Estiarte, assistant coach Domenec Torrent, scout and video analyst Carles Planchart and fitness coach Lorenzo Buenaventura. FULL POST

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