John Terry has lambasted one Chelsea fan on social media who criticised his coaching career and said he shouldn’t join Frank Lampard’s coaching staff.
Frank Lampard was announced as Chelsea’s interim coach until the end of the current campaign just two years after he was dismissed from the same position.
Therefore, there have been a lot of rumors about who might join the former Everton manager’s backroom team with reporters saying that Ashley Cole, Chris Jones, and Joe Edward will work with the Englishman until the end of the season.
Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer will be in the dugout for the remaining Premier League games and the pivotal quarterfinal match against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
One fan, who voiced his objection to Terry’s coaching career on Twitter, was pleased to admit that John Terry, former Chelsea captain, and Lampard’s teammate, would have no role in the team.
The fan made a statement via his Twitter handle, saying: “Delighted that Lampard is back and excited about the backroom appointments. But please don’t add John Terry to that list”.
“Club legend but too much golf and not enough coaching experience to warrant inclusion. We’re past the days of barrack room bombast”.
Terry, who has played over 700 games for the Blues, immediately responded and defended his reputation.
John Terry responded by saying; “Lazy comment. I have all my coaching badges to coach at the TOP LEVEL in the game”.
“Spent three years at Villa and WON PROMOTION to the Premier League, improved players, and individual years after year”.
As Terry stated in an online post, Lampard already ‘had his team,’ thus he will not be returning to the club in any capacity other than as a fan.
The great center-back has been a coaching consultant at Chelsea since retiring from active duty as an assistant at Aston Villa.
And he has made it clear that a return to Stamford Bridge is the only position he would consider accepting.
Terry spent 19 years of his career as a player at Chelsea, and he claims to have benefited from working under the likes of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez, and Antonio Conte.
He then dismissed rumors that he and Lampard might return, saying that the temporary manager already “had his team” and that he was simply reacting to internet comments because he “won’t have people talk stuff.”
What’s next for Chelsea and Frank Lampard?
Lampard will be the team’s manager for the first time as the club’s interim coach in Chelsea’s Saturday afternoon match at Molineux against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League.
Afterward, Chelsea will play Brighton at Stamford Bridge next weekend, before traveling to Real Madrid for the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal clash.
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