Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton finds himself under huge pressure, but John Terry has played down rumours of a move to the City Ground.
After six Championship games this season, Hughton has claimed just one point.
Forest snatched defeat from the jaws of victory on Sunday, losing 2-1 to Cardiff City after leading 1-0.
Many fans believe Hughton needs to go before Forest get cut adrift at the bottom of the table – and Terry’s name has been floated.
Terry to Forest rumours
The Sun reported over the weekend that John Terry wants to become Forest boss.
A former Forest loanee in his playing days, Terry is looking for a first managerial job after a coaching role at Aston Villa.
Throwing a rookie manager into a relegation battle would be a gamble, but Terry has done nothing but win in his career.
Forest fans seemed split on the idea of Terry coming in, and the 40-year-old has now issued a response.
Terry took to Instagram to distance himself from the job entirely, claiming the rumours have not come from his camp.
Terry added that he respects Chris Hughton and thinks talking about his job is ‘unfair’, throwing his support behind the beleaguered Forest boss.
“I just want to distance myself from the Nottingham Forest job, and all the speculation surrounding myself with the job,” said Terry. “Unfortunately I can’t control the media, but it’s important to know it has nothing to do with me whatsoever.”
“Chris is the manager and someone I have a lot of respect for. I wish Chris and the team all the very best for the season. It’s unfair when Chris in a job to put my name to something,” he added.