Chelsea legend John Terry was on the verge of joining Greek side Olympiacos before the defender took a U-turn on the move. Now, the rumour is that he could be returning to his ‘home’ as a coach.
Premier League side Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he would be to veteran John Terry returning to the Stamford Bridge as a coach. The Italian tactician also said that the two have held talks recently.
The centre-back came through the ranks of the Blues academy before joining the senior side in 1998. Apart from a short two-month loan stint at Nottingham Forrest, the 37-year-old remained at the London club for 19 long years until 2017.
At the end of the 2016/17 season, Terry bid farewell to his club and joined Championship side Aston Villa for a free transfer. One year later, he left the Villans and was on the verge of joining Olympiacos.
The Chelsea legend even completed a medical with the Greek side but decided not to move to the club in the last minute. Terry’s future now remains uncertain as the veteran has an offer from Aston Villa and also the option to join Chelsea as a coach.
“The last time I spoke with him he told me he wants to play for another season. I don’t know the situation now. I’m talking about one week ago. Chelsea is his home of course,” Sarri stated when asked about Terry’s potential return to the club as a coach.
The Chelsea manager gave an affirmative replied when he was asked if he would be open to Terry returning to the team as a coach as well.
Like Sarri said, Chelsea is Terry’s ‘home’ and he is destined to coach the side one day. It might be the right time for the defender to hang his boots and join the Sarri’s coaching staff at the Stamford Bridge.