John Terry fancies becoming the next Nottingham Forest manager if Chris Hughton ends up losing his job at the City Ground.
That’s according to a new report from The Sun. They claim that Terry has his eyes on a return to Forest if Hughton is dismissed.
Football League World claimed on Friday that Forest considered sacking Hughton before the international break.
A 1-1 at Derby County saved Hughton, but it may only be a stay of execution. Today’s game against Cardiff City could yet prove to be the end with Forest still without a Championship win this season.
Terry’s history at Forest
The only club to interrupt Terry’s 22 years at Chelsea were Forest. Terry made a loan move to the City Ground back in 2000.
David Platt brought Terry to Forest, and he made six appearances in the famous red shirt.
Few outside of Forest will remember that loan spell, but you can certainly claim that his short stint on the banks of the Trent aided his development.
Would Terry be the right man?
Forest have tried a promotion-winner in Aitor Karanka. It didn’t work. Neither did going for tried and tested in Martin O’Neill. Neither did a foreign coach in Sabri Lamouchi.
It now isn’t working with Chris Hughton. Forest haven’t really tried a rookie manager in recent memory, and Terry would certainly be a gamble.
Terry, 40, has learned under Dean Smith, which is a great schooling.
Terry has also worked under the likes of Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez, Antonio Conte, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello.
He will have surely picked up plenty of tips and pointers along the way and now wants a crack at management.
If Steve Cooper or Chris Wilder want the job, they would surely be safer bets. Terry is gamble. He has history at Forest, but that didn’t really help Stuart Pearce and shouldn’t be the main reason to go for Terry.