John Terry ‘interested in taking over from Nottingham Forest manager if Chris Hughton is sacked’…. The Chelsea legend is looking forward to a return to the club he was once loaned to in 2000
- Terry was loaned to City Ground for two months in the 1999-2000 season
- Five-time Premier League winner eager to land his first management job
- Chelsea legend was Aston Villa’s assistant manager for two seasons until July
- Forest took just one point in their first four league games this season
John Terry could throw in his hat for the managerial job at Nottingham Forest if the two-time European Cup winners split with current boss Chris Hughton.
The former Chelsea and England captain was loaned out to City Ground for a short period in 2000 to gain first-team experience after making his debut for the Blues.
Terry played just six games for Forest before returning to Stamford Bridge at the end of the 1999-2000 season and is reportedly eyeing a return to the Midlands.
John Terry was loaned to Nottingham Forest for two months in the 1999-2000 season
The five-time Premier League winner played six games for Forest before returning to Chelsea
According to The sun, the five-time Premier League winner would be ‘interested’ in taking over from Forest if Hughton is sacked.
The former Chelsea captain left Aston Villa in July after spending two years as Dean Smith’s assistant manager and has expressed a desire to become a manager of his own.
Speak with air sports last week, Terry admitted that he was waiting for the right opportunity to present himself.
Terry was Dean Smith’s assistant at Aston Villa for two seasons after he hung up his boots
The Chelsea legend left his post at Villa Park in July to spend time with his family
‘Evidently [I’m] always waiting [for a management job],’ he said.
“But the idea was to leave, spend a year with the family and see what comes out.
“We’re a month into the season, I’m sure jobs will come and I’m there and waiting and doing what I have to do in the background.
“But if not, I enjoy my time with my family.”
The former England captain said he is waiting for the right opportunity to step into management
Hughton replaced Sabri Lamouchi in the dugout at City Ground last October and led his team to 17th place, nine points away from the relegation zone.
However, Forest got off to a slow start this season, losing the first three games of the season and needing a late equalizing goal to clear a point from Derby County before the international break.
Hughton’s team are bottom of the table and are already four points behind safety in Sunday’s home game against tenth-placed Cardiff City.
Hughton is under pressure after Forest took just one point from their first four games
With Hughton under mounting pressure, Terry is among those on the list to replace the 62-year-old should Forest choose to replace the former Brighton and Newcastle boss.
According to The Sun, former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is also reportedly interested in the job but has had no contact with Forest.
The 53-year-old has been out of football since he was sacked by the Blades in March last year.