John Terry has attempted to silence rumours of a move to Nottingham Forest – but former Crystal Palace Simon Jordan isn’t entirely convinced.

Forest boss Chris Hughton is under immense pressure after a dismal start to the season.

Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City leaves Forest bottom of the Championship table with just one point from six games.

Hughton is winless this term, and it’s honestly a surprise that he is still in the job after losing to Cardiff.

There are already rumours emerging about a potential replacement.

The Sun report that both John Terry and Chris Wilder would be interested in the Forest job if it become available.

 

Terry was an interesting suggestion. He had a loan spell at Forest back in 2000, aiding his development with Chelsea.

Terry has today taken to Instagram to deny an active interest in the job, believing it is unfair on Hughton.

However, former Palace owner Simon Jordan has told talkSPORT (14 September, 10.30am) that he isn’t actually sure that Terry is ruling himself out.

Simon Jordan at the FA to Hear Charges of Improper Conduct - December 7, 2005
Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan at the FA to hear charges of “Improper Conduct”. London, December 7, 2005 (Photo by David Lodge/FilmMagic)

Jordan instead thinks that Terry is merely saying that the rumours haven’t come from him and that he could still be keen if Hughton is sacked.

“(Terry) doesn’t distance himself from the availability if they did fire Hughton – or the Forest job first stop,” said Jordan. “(Hughton) wont get sacked because John Terry is available. (He’ll get sacked) because cause the owner might want to replace him with someone else, which might include John Terry.”

“He’s really saying that he’s not behind it (the speculation). If he said ‘under no circumstances would I be interested, full stop’, then I’d say that’s absolutely irrefutable. He’s been indexed to Forest for a reason. I guarantee if the journalist (who wrote the story) came on the show, he’d tell you he got it from a source which is moderately dependable. Hughton won’t be in a job if his performance continues. Then Terry may be available,” he added.

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