West London club Chelsea are interested in grooming Chelsea skipper John Terry into a potential managerial candidate, reports the Daily Mail. The 33-year old though reportedly wants to remain focused on his playing career at the moment. The former England international’s contract runs out at the end of the season and Terry wants a new 2-year deal while the Chelsea management are keen on offering just a 1-year extension to players above the age of 30.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho though is keen to extend his skippers’ stay at Stamford Bridge after being impressed by his showing this season and it is believed that Chelsea are open to offering Terry an academy coaching job at the club as an alternative to the extra 1-year deal.
Terry has been a one club man at Chelsea and is currently pursuing his UEFA B license for coaching and harbors thoughts of being a manager upon hanging up his boots.
It will be interesting to see though if Terry will be open to accepting a coaching role so early at Chelsea as opposed to a longer contract with the Blues. Mourinho though has no problem with Chelsea’s new policy of being wary of veteran stars but reports suggest that he may push for a deal for Terry in the near future.