Chelsea legend John Terry has admitted that he is waiting for the right opportunity to come along to kick-start his managerial career.
The former defender hung up his boots in 2018 following a solitary campaign with Aston Villa after his Stamford Bridge exit. He then stepped into coaching and became Dean Smith’s assistant at Villa Park, a role he eventually left earlier this summer.
Now 40, Terry has previously made no secret of his desire to forge his own managerial career and has on occasion been linked with the hot seat at former club Chelsea.
However, with Thomas Tuchel looking relatively comfortable in his position in west London, Terry has admitted that he is happy to bide his time for the right opportunity to come along.
Talking to Sky Sports, he said: “I’m always waiting, but the idea was to step away and spend the year with family and see what comes up.
“You know what it’s like, we’re a month into the season I’m sure jobs will come up and I’m there and waiting and doing what I need to do in the background, but if not, I’m enjoying my time with the family.
“I love Aston Villa as a football club but I think everyone knew when I went in there I wanted to be a number one and that’s very much at the forefront as I speak.”
Terry’s recent comments come after he revealed back in May that he did indeed have his eyes on the managerial job with Chelsea, having been inspired by former England colleagues Lampard and Steven Gerrard.
As quoted by The Times, Terry said: “My ambition is very, very clear. There’s an end goal for me and that’s managing Chelsea Football Club.
“My team will be winning — hopefully — very honest, very organised, very well drilled, very well prepared and with a back-four.
“I look at Lamps [Frank Lampard] and Stevie [Gerrard] and the success they’ve both had. Lamps in his first season at Chelsea, and what Stevie’s done up at Rangers is unbelievable. l probably wasn’t ready to go into coaching then. I am now.”
Source by Football London