Lampard explains why Terry isn’t part of his coaching crew

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is in his second year as a manager, while Blues legend John Terry is also in his second year as an assistant manager.

Terry is currently assisting Dean Smith as the assistant manager of Aston Villa.

Lampard was appointed as Chelsea manager during the summer and he appointed former Blue Jody Morris as his assistant manager, while a host of former Chelsea players were called up to help in one capacity or another.

Explaining why Terry wasn’t called up to his coaching crew, Lampard has revealed that they both have different paths.

The Chelsea manager said: “I can’t guess the future. I don’t know [but] it was never an option that was spoken about. I think John was very settled at Aston Villa.

”When I took the Derby job, he was already on his own path then and they obviously got promoted in the summer. John was very comfortable there and working away. I had my team that I worked with here.

”I think everyone has their own route. It’s not that I’m surprised, it’s just a path he’s chosen. It’s working well alongside Dean at a very good club that he already had a link with from his final year playing there. I think it was a very normal thing for him to choose to do and I’m sure he’ll have a very long and successful career in coaching, management, in whatever way he wants to take it. We all have to start in our different ways and he’s starting well.”

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