Cape Town - John Terry has outlined his desire to step into the dugout, as he contemplates whether to prolong his playing career.
Terry made his final appearance for Chelsea in last weekend’s FA Cup
final defeat to Arsenal and will consider his next move over the coming
The 36-year-old is unsure whether he will join another club or hang
up his boots, but what the former England international has made clear
is that he wants to be a manager.
“It’s probably the last time at Wembley as a player,” said Terry.
“Hopefully one day I’ll be back here as a manager, that’s the
ambition. I do want to be a manager. I will press on with that
regardless of what I do next.
“I’ve learned too much not to pass that on, whether that’s initially
to a younger generation or eventually at this level - the target is
being at Wembley managing a top side.
“It’s an emotional time. I’ve been here [at Chelsea] such a long
time. My last day, clearing out the locker was an emotional one. It kind
of makes you feel empty a little bit.
“I’ve got memories that will never go away. That sounds a little bit
soppy but that’s me. I’m Chelsea through and through, and I’ve got
unbelievable memories from the training ground and Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s my club, I love it.”
Terry meanwhile brushed off criticism of his controversial farewell substitution at Stamford Bridge which caused a furore in the English media. Telling journalists: "I couldn't care less, I promise you."