Terry wants to coach like Lampard
John Terry wants to follow Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard into management, but admits he is still wearing his learner plates.
Terry will be back in the Premier League next season with Aston Villa as one of Dean Smith’s coaching team.
The former England and Chelsea captain returned to Villa in October as joint assistant coach.
Lampard guided Derby to Monday’s Championship play-off final in his first year as manager, while Gerrard was second in the Scottish Premiership with Rangers.
Terry, 38, wants to take over at Chelsea in the future, but says he is prepared to wait for his big break. “In the long run management is my ambition, but I’m not thinking about it at the moment. As a player I got to the heights I wanted to get to, but I firmly believe I’m a YTS again.
“I’m starting right from the very bottom. It’s something I’ve been planning for years and the experience and the day-to-day work on the training field has been fantastic for me.
“I’ve got a great teacher in Dean and Richard [O’kelly]. I’m fortunate to learn from them. They are superb.”
Terry’s former Stamford Bridge team-mate Lampard is a contender for Chelsea, should head coach Maurizio Sarri leave this summer.
Ambitious: John Terry (left) aims to follow Frank Lampard