Terry wants to coach like Lam­pard

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Europa League Final - By John Percy

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

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