Blues captain John Terry has spoken of his desire to one day become manager of Chelsea.
At 30-years of age, Terry is just three years younger than newly installed gaffer Andre Villas-Boas and despite the Portuguese only being in the Stamford Bridge hot-seat for a couple of weeks, the England skipper already has designs on his job.
Having been at the club since signing as a schoolboy, Terry has clocked up almost 500 senior appearances, collecting a mantelpiece full of individual and team honours along the way.
However, the Shed idol wishes for this legacy to continue after his playing days are over, telling Teamtalk: “Everyone knows my ultimate aim is to become manager one day. There are chances for people who have been around the club so we know there will be roles here in the future.”
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Modric to push for exit.
Chelsea target Luka Modric appears no closer to a move to west London after captaining Tottenham in a 1-1 friendly draw with Orlando Pirates.
The Blues have had bids of £22m and £27m pounds rejected by Spurs, who are determined to keep their star man at White Hart Lane.
Despite issuing a written transfer request to the club and going public with his intentions to press home a move to Chelsea, Modric was named Spurs skipper for the sides second pre-season friendly of the summer.
However, the gesture from Harry Redknapp will likely do little to appease the Croatians wishes to move to the Bridge with Goal.com expecting Modric to shortly resubmit the transfer request which was rejected by chairman Daniel Levy last week.
Pompey boss wants Blues loans.
Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill is hopeful he can persuade Blues counterpart Andre Villas-Boas to send one of his starlets on loan to Fratton Park.
The Pompey boss claims he held talks with Villas-Boas following Chelsea’s 1-0 win over their south coast hosts on Saturday, and dialogue between the pair went well.
Talking to the official club website, he said: “I had a chat with Andre and mentioned we had already put in a loan request for a player before he got the job.
“He now has two weeks in Asia to assess his squad and maybe we will speak when he gets back.”
Ryan Bertrand, Patrick van Aanholt and Gael Kakuta all gained first-team football on loan away from Stamford Bridge last season and the club will be looking for a similar arrangement this time around.
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