John Terry has admitted that he is no longer sure he wants to fulfill a dream of becoming the Chelsea manager one day.
The 34-year-old is still very much in Jose Mourinho's first-team plans, but has been studying for his coaching badges for several years ahead of becoming a coach at the club.
However, while he admits it would one day be a dream to manage Chelsea, Terry has also revealed that he is currently reconsidering whether or not he wants to continue with a life in football once he hangs up his boots.
Terry told the Evening Standard: “I’m still doing my badges — it’s long and difficult to do while I’m still playing, with not many days off.
“My dream was to manage Chelsea but the more I have been doing it, I don’t know whether a role within the club would be more up my street"
“I’m getting there and it [management] is something I want to look into doing. But I’m not sure. I was keen to do it for three or four years but I have got to later in my life and I’m 50-50. I don’t know whether I want to be in that every day.
“My dream was to manage Chelsea but the more I have been doing it, I don’t know whether a role within the club would be more up my street.
“After having to deal with the pressures of playing all my career, to then throw myself back in that for the rest of my life... and obviously I can’t start at the very top at Chelsea. You have to go out and learn.”
The former England international will certainly be at Stamford Bridge next season as he has already put pen to paper on a one-year contract.
He has been one of the standout stars in the Premier League this season, which is some turnaround considering he looked finished just two seasons ago when interim manager Rafa Benitez dropped him from the first-team.
If he does decide to leave the game altogether it will be disappointing for both Chelsea fans and Mourinho.
Terry has been captain for all of Chelsea's four Premier League title wins and will end his career as their most decorated player. Such a figure would be an inspiration around the Cobham training ground.
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