Terry declares: I want to be Chelsea manager

Chelsea captain John Terry has declared he wants to manage the club.

Chelsea captain John Terry has declared he wants to manage the club.

"Your playing career goes so quickly and older players have always advised me, ‘Take your badges, take your badges’, which me, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are looking into,” England captain Terry told the Daily Express.

“Depending on what we have to do, I think we go straight to the B licence. We could coach the kids after training and get our badges that way.

“I want to go into management after I finish playing, even though it’s a lot of pressure. I would love to be Chelsea manager, and that’s the natural progression. I would want to go straight in at the deep end.

“I have played under some great managers and have kept notes of training sessions. Even when managers do things I don’t agree with I note it down, so I remember not to do that. It sounds silly now but, hopefully, it will be helpful.

“In five or six years’ time, I can look at my notes and see ‘The manager did that, I didn’t really agree with it and the players didn’t enjoy it’, or ‘That was excellent and the players really responded’.

“When Jose Mourinho was at Chelsea, I used to get coaching sessions off him, Guus Hiddink as well. And Chelsea keep records, so I could go back and see what we did in every training session. But it’s good for me to have that folder and those ideas ready to use.”

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