Following the scathing attack Rafael Benitez launched on Chelsea fans and their hierarchy, the managerial hot seat at Stamford Bridge appears to be more or less vacant.
The crazy situation behind the scenes at the Stamford Bridge outfit is widely blamed on the Spaniard, leading to the controversial albeit revered Jose Mourinho forecasted as the man to rescue Chelsea from their current nightmare.
But, despite Mourinho's unstable position at Real Madrid and his desire to return to England, former Chelsea star Jason Cundy believes John Terry is in with an outside chance of becoming The Blues new manager.
The astonishing suggestion that the 32-year-old could take the reigns at his dear club is possible, although naturally questionable.
Terry's legendary status at Stamford Bridge is a definite advantage over other potential managers.
The abysmal reign of Benitez is believed to have stemmed from a lack of rapport with the fans. However, Terry has a quite impeccable relationship with Chelsea supporters and could certainly get them back on side.
A prime example of success based on trust and respect is the man Benitez replaced as Chelsea manager, Roberto Di Matteo.
The Italian was by no means an established manager prior to his time at Stamford Bridge, and yet he was able to command a dressing room so often accused of accommodating a number of excessive egos. Recognised as a disastrous flaw in Benitez’s reign, the reverence and authority Di Matteo shared with his players and the fans were certainly fundamental to his success at the club.
Chelsea’s inaugural Champions League triumph last May derived from three factors: self-belief, a harmonious dressing room, and it must be said, luck (but who wins the Champions League without luck?).
This may suggest that managerial pedigree may not always bring respect, discipline and most importantly, success.
And the former England international is a natural-born leader immensely respected and admired by players and fans, so surely he could create the same togetherness and intimacy Chelsea experienced under Di Matteo. Considering that his playing days are counting down, it is reasonable to imagine that he may be tempted to seize this opportunity and take the top job at his beloved club.
After so many big-name managers coming and going empty handed at The Bridge, does Terry have what it takes to succeed as their manager?
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