Former England and Chelsea icon John Terry has stated that it is his ambition to become the club’s manager.
Terry was a member of Chelsea’s senior squad for 19 years after graduating from the club’s youth program and he is ready to overtake his boss Thomas Tuchel.
He is back at Stamford Bridge as a coaching consultant, although he aims to advance to the post of head coach in the future years. Thomas Tuchel is the current coach. Thomas Tuchel Joined Chelsea on an 18-month contract but his coaching contract deal with the Blues was extended to 2024.
Terry’s thoughts on leading Chelsea
“Yeah, that’s my desire,” Terry said when asked if he aspires to be Blues manager.
“Obviously, as a child, you want to play for the first team. As a coach, I’ve changed my perspective.”
“Of course, the long-term desire and goal is to be Chelsea manager.” That feels a little strange to say because someone is in the job and, listen, we’re still talking 10, 15, years down the road.
“However, I must have an end objective, and that is it.” It’s my fantasy. Hopefully, that will happen. I’m in the process of doing so, but there are a lot of things in the meanwhile that must go extremely well for me.
“As a result, I’m being very patient in the judgments I’m making in terms of my next move in management.”
“However, being back at Chelsea is really satisfying for me.” When I initially drove in, I was overcome with emotion.”
What has Terry been up to since he retired?
Terry left Chelsea in 2017 to join Aston Villa, where he won five Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy among other honors.
Terry was named Villa’s assistant coach after a year in the Championship during which he helped the club progress to the Premier League.
Four years after announcing his retirement from professional football, John Terry returned to Chelsea.
The former England defender confirmed his return to the Blues on Wednesday via his verified Twitter handle, announcing that he will be working with the club’s youth as a consultant.
“I’m thrilled to announce that I’m returning home and have taken up a consultant post @ChelseaFC academy,” he wrote. In addition to on-field coaching, I will be participating in coaching talks and mentoring our academy players.”
Chelsea also confirmed the news in a statement, stressing that the job will be on a part-time basis, giving the former captain time to hone his coaching abilities.
The Blues’ Head of Youth Development was also quoted in the release. Terry’s appointment, according to Neil Bath, will benefit the academy because of his extensive experience as both a player and an assistant coach.