Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admits he’ll look to talk to John Terry again about a coaching role at Stamford Bridge as his future remains in doubt.
The former Blues defender is currently a free agent after leaving Aston Villa in the summer, which itself came a year after he ended his long association with CFC.
Terry had looked set to join Spartak Moscow before confirming on Instagram this week that he’d changed his mind about the move.
It could be that Sarri will now have the chance to bring the former England international back to the club in a coaching role, though the Italian has stated his belief that his preference seems, for the time being, to be to carry on playing.
However, Sarri told his press conference today that he would like to speak to Terry again after initial discussions about joining the backroom team.
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After considerable thought, I have decided to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season. They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism. But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right move for ourselves at this time. Good Luck Spartak ??? @fcsm_official
‘I don’t know, the last time I spoke to him he told me that he wants to play for another season but I don’t know the situation I’m talking one week ago, Chelsea is his home of course,’ Sarri said at his pre-match press conference, as quoted in the Metro.
‘Of course [I’m open to him joining]. For sure he would be a point of reference for me and everyone here I think. I don’t know [the chance] he told me other things, he told me he wants to play but I don’t know, I have to speak to him [again].’
Chelsea fans would no doubt love to have one of their best ever players back helping the team behind the scenes, though of course great players don’t necessarily always make it at coaching level.