Terry rethinking managerial role

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May 24, 2015 11:56:10 UK

John Terry no longer has his heart set on managing Chelsea.

Chelsea captain John Terry says he is no longer convinced he will go into management when he hangs up his boots.

The 34-year-old will raise the Premier League trophy for the fourth time in his career after Sunday’s clash with Sunderland at Stamford Bridge and is currently taking his coaching badges during his downtime.

The centre-back says it was once his dream to manage Chelsea after he has finished playing but he admits that as he gets older and learns more of the management game he is less convinced.

“I’m doing my badges at the minute. It’s long, it’s difficult at the minute while I’m still playing, with not many days off and Champions League football and everything,” he told Sky Sports.

The former England skipper says management may not be the thing for him.

Maybe a role within the club would be more up my street.

John Terry

“My dream was to manage Chelsea, it was, it really was, but the more I’ve been doing it, I don’t know,” said Terry.

With eight goals on his CV this season already, Terry is 5.00 to sign off his campaign by scoring against Sunderland.

Terry says he is now contemplating a less hands-on role, perhaps as a coach, allowing him to get out of the limelight following his distinguished career leading the Blues.

“Maybe a role within the club would be more up my street,” he added. “The pressures of playing all my career, to kind of throw myself back in that for the rest of my life.

“And also you can’t start at Chelsea, you can’t start at the very top. You have to go out and learn your trade,” he added.

Chelsea are 1.61 to lead at half time and win their final game of the season against Sunderland.

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