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Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo guided Chelsea to our only Champions League triumph in 2012 and he has backed one of his former players to become Chelsea boss after Frank Lampard.
According to Di Matteo, Chelsea legend John Terry will eventually return to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea manager.
Terry is currently part of Dean Smith’s coaching set-up at Aston Villa but Di Matteo believes Terry will return to Stamford Bridge as manager.
“If you can sign JT, you get him,” Di Matteo told the Athletic. “He’s a guy who makes things easier for the manager.
“He, too, will be there as a manager in the future. As a player he was writing down some of the sessions and he’s now gained so much experience from the managers he’s worked under.”
Terry was part of Di Matteo’s Chelsea team that won the Champions League in 2012.
Frank Lampard, a former team-mate of Terry’s, is currently in charge at Chelsea and Di Matteo believes Lampard will become a great manager.
“Frank will become a great manager,” Di Matteo added.
“He is a very balanced guy – sensible, smart and incredibly hard-working. I think it’s the right appointment for Chelsea because it brings everybody together.”