Frank Lampard responds to John Terry's potential Aston Villa return

Aston Villa's new signing John Terry during the press conference at Villa Park on July 3, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Lampard and Terry remain two of Chelsea's greatest ever players.

John Terry of Aston Villa applauds fans after the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England.

Frank Lampard has told Sky Sports that John Terry would be right at home when he steps into the world of coaching and management, as he continues to be linked with a return to Aston Villa.

Derby County manager Lampard was one of a number of yet-to-be-tested managers that were given opportunities in British football, which also include Steven Gerrard at Rangers and Joey Barton at Fleetwood Town.

Now, there could be another example of just that with Thierry Henry the hot favourite to take over at Aston Villa, with Terry being linked with an immediate return to Villa Park to become the Frenchman's assistant.

 

Lampard was asked whether Terry, 37, would suit management on the back of being linked with Villa, and his former Chelsea teammate was more than clear in stating that Terry is perfect for that side of the game.

"Without a doubt," Lampard said, when asked if Terry could be a coach. "I think he's said that already and in terms of character and personality, yes. We all know that. He was a leader on and off the pitch.

"He wants to do well. He's driven, he wants to learn about the game and he has got so much experience and knowledge inside already. He will make that work because that is the type of person he is, professionally. "

John Terry of Aston Villa shows appreciation to the fans after the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England.

Villa opted to sack Steve Bruce after a disappointing start to the campaign, despite harbouring pre-season expectations of a fight for automatic promotion after reaching the play-off final last season - with Terry as captain.

Plenty of names have been linked with the vacant hotseat, including former players, managers currently with a club and without and the likes of Henry and Terry who have been previously untested.

Frank Lampard and John Terry of Chelsea celebrate victory during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain FC at Stamford Bridge on...

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