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Sheikh Khaled leaning towards Chelsea icon Terry for Derby job

Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry remains in the frame for the Derby County job.

The Daily Mail says Terry is a contender to be the next Derby manager, with key figures among the club's prospective new owners impressed by the former England captain.

Terry has never been a No 1, but there are those close to Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan — near to completing a £60million takeover of the bottom club in the Championship — who believe Terry would be able to revive Derby's fortunes.

The 39-year-old is part of Dean Smith's coaching staff at Aston Villa but is keen to move into management.

Derby are currently led by Wayne Rooney, who heads a four-man interim coaching team, in charge since the sacking of Phillip Cocu in November.

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