John Terry set to return to Chelsea in coaching role 4 months ago

John Terry set to return to Chelsea in coaching role

Terry is set to make a return to Stamford Bridge for the first time in five years.

John Terry is set to make a return to Chelsea in a coaching capacity as he takes up a new role within his former club's academy setup.

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The Athletic has reported that the former Blues and England captain will help with the development of the club's youngsters at Cobham - despite being linked with a number of managerial roles at both Premier League and EFL level.

While Terry is thought to have been keen on taking a management role, the 41-year-old is reportedly willing to bide his time to find the right role.

Terry is reportedly looking to move into a job where he will receive significant financial backing to help create a long-term project.

The former Chelsea man had previously been working at Aston Villa as a member of the coaching staff as an assistant manager for three years before he left in the summer to pursue his long-term goals of becoming a manager.

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Terry's close relationships with former teammates Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini as well as academy director Neil Bath reportedly played a contributing factor in helping to bring him back to the club, but he will not be helping out with the first team squad.