Former Rangers midfielder Jeremy Clement has admitted that he would have liked to have stayed at Ibrox longer – but the chance to play for PSG was an “amazing challenge.”

Clement hung up his boots earlier this summer and arrived at Ibrox alongside ill-fated manager Paul le Guen in 2006 before following his compatriot back to France six months later.

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 19: Saulius Mikoliunas of Hearts is closed down Jeremy Clement of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Hearts and Rangers at Tynecastle Park on November 19, 2006 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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The 35-year-old admits he would have liked to have played more games for Rangers but had a massive decision over staying in Scotland or signing for PSG.

“Obviously I would have liked him to stay, but after having a chat with the new coach who arrived at the time,” Clement told This is Ibrox, “(Walter Smith) actually told me, ‘look I want you to stay’ but at that time the opportunity arose for me to return to France to sign for PSG and it’s true that the opportunity at the time seemed like an amazing challenge.

“Do I have regrets, do I regret not having played enough, yes – I would have like to have had a little more time there to be honest. But, I did have the opportunity to return to France and go to PSG and it’s one of those big choices but yes I’d have like to have played longer.”

Jeremy Clement of Nancy during the Ligue 2 match between Metz and Nancy on January 29, 2019 in Metz, France.
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Clement spent four years with PSG before stints with Saint-Etienne and Nancy and finished off his playing career with fifth-tier side FC Bourgoin-Jallieu.

After the season was called to a premature halt due to Covid-19, Clement called time on his playing career as he now turns his focus towards coaching.

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