Ex-Chelsea star, John Terry, has admitted he intends to one day return as manager after signing for English Championship side Aston Villa as a player.
The 36-year-old left Stamford Bridge at the end of last season, and has now signed a one-year contract Villa after rejecting offers from a number of Premier League clubs.
Although Terry will be playing at Villa next season, he looks forward to learning the managerial art from manager Steve Bruce and director of football Steve Round.
“I looked up to Steve Bruce as a player, and as a manager I’m looking to come in and learn from him,” Terry said at his unveiling after joining Villa.
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It was also reported that Bruce’s offer of Terry’s coaching advice helped sway him to the club, as the former England captain has a long-term ambition of coaching.
Terry, who made 717 appearances and won five Premier league titles with Chelsea, said it would be “incredible” to manage his former club once his playing career ends.
“I don’t think you can ever dream too big. I’ve always wanted to be the very best and if that’s in management then Chelsea’s the one,” Terry said.
He added: “That would be incredible but I realise as well you can’t go in somewhere like Chelsea as your first job.”
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