Report: John Terry could become part of backroom staff under Antonio Conte

John Terry

Terry had said that he was expecting to leave Chelsea but the expected new manager would like him to stick around.

Chelsea captain John Terry may have a future at the club after all, with the Daily Mail reporting that the man expected to take over as manager at the club, Antonio Conte, wants him to sign a new contract.

The deal could also make him part of the Italian's backroom staff should Terry agree to it, after he announced earlier in the year that his contract at Stamford Bridge would not be renewed. 

Offering Terry a one-year extension is said to be priority for the former Juventus and current Italy boss - who will stand down as manager of his country after Euro 2016.

The report also states that Terry wanted a two-year deal at Chelsea with an option for a third but it goes against the current policy the club have with players over the age of 30. 

However, the fact that a new manager would want Terry around the club should be welcome news, and it's hard to think if an offer wasn't on the table for the 35-year-old at the club that he wouldn't sign it.

Also, the potential offer of being part of the club's backroom staff suggests there is a degree of medium to long-term planning from Conte if he does take up the post as he looks to rebuild Chelsea after a poor season which has seen the reigning champions slump to 10th place in the Premier League

Clearly having someone of the experience and pedigree of Terry around, and someone that knows the club so well, has many advantages for a new manager taking over at this time. 

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