By Oladipupo Mojeed
New Aston Villa recruit John Terry has said it would be “incredible” to manage his former club Chelsea at the end of his playing career.
The 36-year-old English defender joined Championship club Aston Villa on a one-year deal on Monday after leaving the Premier League champions at the end of June.
“Do you dream too big? I don’t think you can ever dream too big.
“I’ve always wanted to be the very best and if that’s in management, then Chelsea’s the one”, Terry saidwas quoted in several national newspapers.
The former England captain, who made 717 appearances and won five league titles with Chelsea, added that managing the Blue one day would be a dream come true.
“That would be incredible but I realise as well you can’t go in somewhere like Chelsea as your first job.”
Speaking at his unveiling after joining Villa, Terry said the difficulty he would have in facing Chelsea was one of the main reasons he turned down offers from Premier League clubs.
Terry will not have a coaching role at Villa, but is eager to learn from manager Steve Bruce and director of football Steve Round, with whom he worked during his international career.
“They played a huge part (in him signing),” he told BBC Radio 5 live. “The dialogue I’ve had with them was key,” he said.