Chelsea manager Mauirizio Sarri has revealed he discussed the possibility of Chelsea legend John Terry joining the Blues’ coaching staff, but the 37-year-old recently turned down the chance to join Spartak Moscow, revealing that Terry was interested in playing for one more year.
Terry has now turned down his proposed move to Russia and is yet to reveal whether he will go on playing or enter management.
Sarri has now admitted that he’s still open to working with Terry, and admitted the Chelsea legend will be helpful in breeding youngsters like Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu.
“I don’t know, the last time I spoke to him he told me that he wants to play for another season but I don’t know the situation I’m talking one week ago, Chelsea is his home of course,” Sarri said at his pre-match press conference.
“Of course [I’m open to having him]. For sure he would be a point of reference for me and everyone here I think. I don’t know [chance] he told me other things, he told me he wants to play but I don’t know, I have to speak to him [again].”
He added: “I think on the coaching staff I want to give space to the younger players fortunately we have strong young players, (Callum Hudson-)Odoi, (Ethan) Ampadu, I would like to give them the right space.
“Because of course here he is a point of reference. Here is John Terry’s home, he would be very important for everyone here.
“It’s up to him, I am very open with him because of his history with the club, he has won everything with the club.”