John Terry denies interested in taking over Nottingham Forest, while publicly stepping away from the job, calling speculation ‘unfair’ about current boss Chris Hughton
- John Terry has publicly distanced himself from the track in Nottingham Forest
- The Chelsea legend had been linked with replacing Chris Hughton at the helm
- Boss Hughton is under pressure after taking one point from six games
- Terry revealed he is waiting for the right opportunity in management to pose
John Terry has publicly stepped down from the Nottingham Forest job after reports claimed he was interested in replacing Chris Hughton.
The former England international left his post as Aston Villa No 2 in July and is waiting for the right opportunity to take on his first managerial job.
The Sun claimed Terry was ready to throw in his hat if under fire boss Hughton was knocked out by Forest team, but the 40-year-old has now dismissed it as speculation.
John Terry has released a statement stepping down from the track in Nottingham Forest
In a post to his Instagram story, Terry said: “I just want to distance myself from the track in Nottingham Forest and all speculation about the track.
“Unfortunately I have no control over the media, but it is important to know that it has nothing to do with me at all.
“Chris is the manager and someone I have a lot of respect for. I wish Chris and the team all the best for the season.
“It’s unfair if Chris has a job putting my name on anything.”
Terry left his position as Aston Villa No 2 in July and spent time with his family
Hughton, who previously led Newcastle, Norwich and Brighton, is under enormous pressure at the moment and Forest stranded to the bottom of the Championship table after taking just one point from six games.
Forest will host Middlesbrough on Wednesday before traveling to Huddersfield on Saturday in what could be a crucial week for Hughton.
Former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has also been linked with the job, along with Terry, who was on loan at Forest for two months as a player during the 1999-2000 season.
However, the ex-Chelsea defender announced last week that his intention is to spend a year with his family before breaking into management, but will consider the opportunities as they develop over the course of the season. occur.
The Chelsea legend said the speculation was unfair about current boss Chris Hughton
‘Evidently [I’m] always waiting [for a management job],’ he told Air sports.
“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.”
Hughton is under immense pressure with Forest bottom of the championship by just one point