John Terry has spoken of his ‘ambition’ to become a manager following reports linking him with the vacant post at Aston Villa.
The former Chelsea captain, 37, told Sky Sports News: ‘It’s an ambition of mine and has been for a long time.
‘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 bring at least half the success I had as a player.
‘I’m excited, you’re along time retired and I am ready for the next step – whatever that may be.’
Terry recently announced his retirement as a player, finishing his career last season with Villa.
He has been mentioned as a successor to Steve Bruce after he was sacked by Villa last week.