John Terry says he has long-term ambitions to manage Chelsea one day, but believes he still has to develop as a coach before he would be in a position to take on his dream job.
The 40-year-old is currently looking to build on his coaching experience with the desire to transition into a head coach role, with the end goal being to take charge of the club he was at from 1998 to 2017.
“My ambition is very, very clear,” the five-time Premier League winner with the Blues told The Times.
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"There’s an end goal for me and that’s managing Chelsea Football Club. My team will be winning — hopefully — very honest, very organised, very well drilled, very well prepared and with a back four.
"I look at Lamps [Frank Lampard] and Stevie [Gerrard] and the success they’ve both had. Lamps in his first season at Chelsea, and what Stevie’s done up at Rangers is unbelievable. l probably wasn’t ready to go into coaching then. I am now.
"But I’m not just going to jump into anything. I’ve turned down two jobs since I’ve been here. Decent-sized clubs. But it’s going to take something special for me to leave here.
I’ve got one more year left at Villa. I’m in a privileged position because I’m in no rush. I want to be a No 1 but I’ll get there at some point.
Terry says he would never take over at Chelsea's London rivals Tottenham.
"Never take it," he added.
"Never. Spurs is the only one I wouldn’t take. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be welcome at West Ham too."
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