Chelsea’s current boss Frank Lampard says although he is very happy he got the job at Stamford Bridge, inviting current Aston Villa assistant John Terry to come help him out at Chelsea was never in his plans.
The duo where squad leaders during their playing days for the Blues but Lampard believes his former captain is better off at his current position in Villa.
Terry joined Aston Villa straight out of retirement but given his leadership tendencies right from his playing days, managing at Chelsea is what many fans see him doing in the nearest future and as much as they would have loved to see him pair up with Lampard, the current coach feels it is totally unnecessary.
Contrary to what many people would have bet on, Lampard also opines that he was never surprised seeing Terry playing a second-hand man instead of going straight into management.
Apart from the cheating scandal involving the love triangle of John Terry, Wayne Bridge and his wife, the former England international remains an icon, a leader in the eyes of those who paid to watch him play for years. He was the embodiment of everything a Chelsea fan could ask from a Chelsea player except sleeping with one’s teammate’s wife.
There is a reason the former captain didn’t waste much time jumping from one TV house to another in the name of doing punditry. He instead enrolled at Aston Villa as soon as possible showing where his true passion lies.
Despite all these good qualities, Lampard may be right in deciding against bringing a prick of an ego into his coaching staff. Memories of Terry orchestrating the sacks of many coaches he didn’t like remains fresh in the minds of those who remember.
The current Chelsea squad may not be ready for that.