What Clubs Can John Terry Manage After Leaving Aston Villa?

Published 07/27/2021, 5:10 AM EDT


Former Chelsea legend John Terry is trying his hand in management. He left his role as assistant coach of Premier League team Aston Villa in order to “develop my aim and objective of becoming a manager.”

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Terry had joined Aston Villa as a player in 2017 and finally left the club after four years. However, who are the clubs that can sign the Englishman? The Premier League would be a great place to start for Terry.

A few clubs in the top flight of English football might need a new manager in the coming days, primarily Arsenal. Here are the three Premier League clubs that might need to sign John Terry when Christmas comes around.

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John Terry to Arsenal?

Having had a reputation as being one of the biggest clubs in Europe, Arsenal has fallen down a long way from their lofty standards.

The club finished eighth in the Premier League and is out of all European competitions. Their manager, Mikel Arteta, will be in the hot seat right now as several fans have already called for his exit.

If Arsenal start the 2021-22 season in the disastrous way they started their last season, Terry might have a new club by November. However, there’s always the fact that John Terry was a legend at Arsenal’s cross-town rivals, Chelsea, but it won’t be hard to see him managing the North London club.

Southampton

Ralph Hasenhüttl took the premier league by storm when he signed for the English side. However, a 9-0 loss to Leicester came soon after as Southampton pummelled down the table.

It was only because of the immense effort from the Austrian manager that the club stayed up. They started the 2020-21 season brilliantly and were sitting at the top of the table in November.

However, they then went on a downward spiral (which included another 9-0 loss, this time to Manchester United) and could only finish 15th in the end. Hasenhüttl will be out of the club if he doesn’t start the 2021-22 season well, and John Terry might find his way in at the club.

Brighton & Hove Albion

While several premier league clubs like Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers have appointed new managers, it’s unlikely that they’ll lose their job in 6 months. However, the same cannot be said for Brighton manager Graham Potter.

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Brighton has been one of the unluckiest teams in the league, and Potter has played some good attacking football at the club, but the results matter.

The results have been so bad that another subpar season from Potter might result in him being out of a job. Brighton finished 15th in the 2019-20 season and followed it up with a 16th place finish in 2020-21.

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While Potter has done a good job, Brighton might look at someone like John Terry if the results don’t appear for the third season in a row.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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