John Terry: ‘I want to be a manager’

Next chapter

John Terry has just announced his retirement from the game.

The former defender has been linked with managerial posts, including helping Derby County manager Frank Lampard.

He played with Lampard for a long time, and has said the pair are still close.

He has also been linked with the Aston Villa job that’s currently vacant.

Sky Sports report he said: “I’m ready for the next chapter in my life.

“Let’s see what the future brings. Hopefully it brings half the success I had as a player.

“Frank’s a good friend. I saw him the other night. It’s an ambition of mine [to be a manager], it has been for a long time.

“I have ambitions and aspirations to be a coach, a manager, in the long run.

“But, like I said, it’s about taking time to reflect. That’s the most important thing for me.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea FC at London Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri

Of course, Terry is a Chelsea legend, and may one day want to return to the club.

If he does ever return in a coaching capacity, it would certainly be a dream come true for the player.

Terry spoke about Chelsea’s title chances this season.

He also made it clear just how much he admires manager Sarri.

He added: “It’s been very good. 

“Eden [Hazard] is on fire, isn’t he?

“I’ve come across the manager a few times, I’ve been in and around the training ground, and he’s a great guy and has got them playing very well with some exciting football at the moment.

“Long may that continue and hopefully we can push for the title again.”

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