The FA have been blocked in a bid to bring Paul Clement into the England coaching set up, reports the Guardian.
New boss Sam Alardyce was keen to add Clement to his staff, and the move seemed likely, with Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti reportedly happy to let the Englishman work with both the Bundesliga champions and the England team.
But it was the powers above Ancelotti that have blocked the move, as the club heads aren’t keen on Clement sharing his responsibilities.
The FA are considering making a second attempt to convince Bayern to change their mind, with Big Sam keen to create his own line up of assistants, with Clement deemed the perfect man to replace Gary Neville.
Clement is now working with Ancelotti at their fourth different club together, after initially combining at Chelsea. The 44-year-old then followed him to both Paris Saint Germain and then Real Madrid, before trying his hand in the spot light at Derby County.
He was controversially sacked midway through his first season, despite Derby sitting in the playoff places. The Rams went on to miss out on the playoffs. Clement went on to link up with Ancelotti at Bayern this summer.