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.
“Hopefully it brings half of the success that I had as a player!”
John Terry has told Sky Sports News he wants to be a manager “in the long run” but refused to comment on reports linking him with the Aston Villa vacancy.
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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.”
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.
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Congratulations @franklampard on receiving the legends of football @nordoffrobbins award. The best player in our clubs history @chelseafc and the heartbeat of all of our success, I had the pleasure and honour to see first hand your dedication and desire to be the very best and never settling for 20 goals a season from midfield, you always wanted more and that was so infectious which made everyone better around you. You are a tremendous ambassador for Chelsea and and football. Above all of that you are a great man and I’m lucky to call you my mate. Love ya Lamps
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.”