John Terry, arguably one of the best center-backs to have ever played the sport could potentially take up his first managerial post. The 40-year-old left his boyhood club, Chelsea, in 2017 to join Aston Villa as a player/coach. He soon became a full-time coach at Villa and is currently working as Dean Smith’s assistant coach. He does have dreams to go into the managerial realm but he might not have to wait much longer as reports are coming in that Bournemouth may offer him a contract soon.
The Cherries fell down to the Championship after a dismal season. They fired their coach Eddie Howe and brought in Jason Tindall. However, the team has still not improved and after winning only one game in eight league matches, the Cherries have shown Tindall the door. The club wants an immediate promotion to the Premier League but for that, they will need a good manager. However, instead of going for the experience, the Cherries might go for someone new but someone they always had on their radar.
Terry was always on Bournemouth’s radar and they even wanted to sign him as a player after he left Chelsea. The idea was that Terry would continue playing for them for a few years and then replace Howe as the manager. However, Terry eventually joined the Claret and Blues and helped them to promotion. Villa have been performing great this season and that might have reignited Bournemouth’s interest in Terry as their new manager.
John Terry has not accepted and no formal offer has been made yet
The former center-back’s current post at Villa will not be an issue for them if they are serious about making Terry their new manager. Recently sacked, Frank Lampard, was also on their radar but Lampard is expected to take a break from football for a while. Should they offer Terry a contract and should the former English national team player accept it, the pressure will be on. Bournemouth want promotion this season and they are nine points off of a direct promotion slot. Terry must use all the knowledge he has to make his reign a success and avoid an early sacking.
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