Chelsea legend John Terry is reportedly set to leave the club and take up his first managerial role in the Saudi Pro League.
Terry, who is currently working as a consultant in Chelsea’s academy, has been approached by Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab and has verbally agreed to take on the job.
This move would mark Terry’s breakthrough into management and Chelsea will not stand in his way as a sign of respect for his almost two decades of service to the club.
While his departure will be a blow to Chelsea’s youth team, Terry’s coaching credentials and reputation are expected to attract big names to Al-Shabab.
This move follows a trend of current and former Premier League stars making the move to Saudi Arabia, including Steven Gerrard and Robbie Fowler.
Al-Shabab, currently 17th in the Pro League, are showing ambition by offering Terry a lucrative deal and have already signed players such as Yannick Carrasco and Ever Banega.
Terry has previous coaching experience, having worked as an assistant coach at Aston Villa and in a consultancy role at Chelsea.
This article was updated 1 month ago