John Terry has revealed his desire to manage Chelsea once he stops playing active football. The 36-year-old defender signed for Aston Villa after leaving Chelsea on a one-year contract and has stated that he has big dreams for himself.
“I have always wanted to be the best in everything that I do and if it is in the field than I definitely want to be at Chelsea.”
The ex-England captain made over 700 appearances for Chelsea and won a total of five English Premier League titles with the club. But believes it would be impossible to start his management career at Chelsea.
“It would be amazing but I do know that you just cannot just start off your career at Chelsea as a manager.”
John Terry revealed during his unveiling that one of the reasons why he joined Aston Villa was because he did not want to face Chelsea.
However, John Terry’s contract does not include a coaching role but he is looking forward to learning from Steve Bruce and Steve Round, the director of football.
“They influenced my decision to sign for Aston Villa because they showed me I could learn a lot here.”
I idolised Steve Bruce and Steve Round
“I idolised Steve as a player for Manchester United and I’m looking forward to learning from him as a manager”.
“Steve Round was very impressive when I played under him during my time with the national team and has great knowledge of the game about dealing with players.”
“They made it clear to me” that I would be respected and this really means a lot to me as a player and I am ready to give my best for the club.