John Terry Wants To Return To Chelsea And Become Club's Manager
While he may currently be focused on helping Aston Villa return to the Premier League, John Terry has loftier long term ambitions. And they involve a return to the club where he established himself as one of the finest defenders in the history of English football.
As Chelsea captain, Terry lifted five Premier League titles, four FA Cups and three League Cups. He sort of lifted the 2012 Champions League as well, but not really. Anyway, while the former Chelsea and England captain is doing his best to ensure Villa return to the top flight of English football, he is also eyeing a return to Stamford Bridge once his playing days are over.
According to a report in the Mirror, the 37-year-old wants to join the coaching staff at Chelsea and work his way through the ranks to eventually become the club's manager.
Terry is out of contract at the end of the season and, given that he'll turn 38 halfway through the 2018/19 campaign, it's unlikely he'll sign a new deal with Villa or anyone else, with one eye surely set on retirement in May.
Should the former Blues captain decide to end his playing career, he would look to return to Chelsea, where an opening would more than likely be made available for him, with current manager Antonio Conte widely expected to leave at the end of the season, along with his own coaching staff.
Reports have claimed that Conte will return to Italy, where he once again may take the reigns of the national team, whom he led to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, before being eliminated by Germany on penalties.
The return to Chelsea would be the next logical step for Terry, as it mirrors what Steven Gerrard has done at Liverpool, returning after some time away from the club to coach at youth level, with the long term ambition to be one day named as first team manager.
Whether Terry would be afforded the same blunt treatment every other Chelsea manager has been under Roman Abramovich remains to be seen, although the Blues Russian owner would surely be wary of a potential backlash from fans should he shunt Terry out of the club over a few poor results.
Would Terry make a good manager or should he stick to a background coaching role, should he return to Stamford Bridge?
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(H/T the Mirror)
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