It looks as if John Terry has made up his mind regarding what he wants to do when he eventually retires from football.
The Chelsea captain is 35 now and, having played 708 times for the club across more than 18 years, his current deal with the Blues expires at the end of this season.
It'll come as no surprise to most that the football-mad Terry wants to remain involved in the game in some format once he hangs up his boots, but his exact choice has seemingly changed in recent months.
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The centre-back had previously stated that he wanted to be a "shirt-and-tie" gaffer in the future, however he appeared to cool on that idea back in March in a statement he made before he was finally awarded a new season-long contract at Stamford Bridge.
Now, however, as you can see in his latest Instagram post, Terry seems intent on moving into coaching and he is currently studying in order to obtain his UEFA coaching badges:
The image, which showed various files and training ground diagrams, was accompanied by the message: "Doing some homework for my coaching badges, and running through all the sessions I have written down over the years."
So, Terry is continuing to work towards his UEFA B, A and Pro licenses and it is believed that he has a real and significant possibility of becoming a member of the backroom staff at his beloved Chelsea.
Terry preparing for management?
The contents of his Instagram picture included tactical charts and ideas for potential training drills, but this change comes as somewhat of a U-turn.
As he grew frustrated last season as Chelsea failed to offer him a renewal for months, Terry claimed that he wasn't too keen on becoming a manager and complained that earning his badges was "taking a lot longer than expected".
However, with his management plans back on track, there's no question that one of the most experienced players in English football wouldn't be entering the coaching world blindly.
Terry has worked under 16 different managers at club level, three more on the international stage for England, and he has already taken a number of sessions with Chelsea youth players at the club's Cobham training base as he readies himself for the next step in his life.
No one will forget when Terry was seen barking out orders from the touchline behind then-manager Roberto di Matteo in the final minutes of a Champions League tie and he even shadowed Guus Hiddink on an away trip to Bournemouth last term when he was injured.
Having played at the highest level for so many years, only time will tell whether Terry can make the smooth transition into top-level management such as Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.
One thing which is for sure is that Chelsea fans regard him as their leader and a legend, and they would certainly be delighted if their skipper ended up as the boss at Stamford Bridge one day in the future.
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