first_img John Terry has been linked with a return to Aston Villa – as manager “I have ambitions and aspirations to go and be a coach or a manager in the long run but I am taking time to reflect, which is the most important thing for me after recently coming to the decision to retire.“I am ready for the next chapter in my life, and hopefully it will bring at least half the success I had as a player.“I’m excited, you’re a long time retired and I am ready for the next step – whatever that may be.” Terry has been mentioned as a successor to Steve Bruce after his former boss was sacked by Villa last week.He has also been mooted as a potential assistant boss to first Thierry Henry and now Rui Faria – Jose Mourinho’s long-term number two, who Terry worked under during his time at Chelsea.The former centre-half did not want to discuss his link with the Villa job when quizzed on Wednesday.But, he did speak about his wider managerial ambitions during an interview with Sky Sports News.“It’s an ambition of mine and has been for a long time,” said Terry, who has seen former England team-mates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard take high profile managerial jobs in recent months. 2 2 Terry has played under some of football’s top managers over his career John Terry has insisted he is ‘ready for the next chapter’ of his career as a manager as the Chelsea legend continues to be linked with the vacant Aston Villa job.The 37-year-old announced he had officially retired as a player at the weekend, finishing his glittering career last season as captain of the Villa.last_img

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