John Terry has left Aston Villa today after an interview with the Swansea City board of directors.
John Terry has quit his position as Dean Smith’s number 2 at Aston Villa.
The announcement from the Midlands club came this morning, shocking Aston Villa supporters.
Terry himself said: ‘I feel now is the right time to make the extremely difficult decision to move on.’
Terry told the club’s official website: “It has been a tremendous honour and privilege to have spent these last three years at Aston Villa, but I feel now is the right time to make the extremely difficult decision to move on.
“I want to be as respectful to the manager and everyone at Aston Villa as I can, and, having given my future serious consideration over the summer, I genuinely don’t feel it is fair to move into a new season without being certain of seeing that through.
“My immediate plan is to spend some quality time with my family and, thereafter, hopefully, take up some invitations to visit clubs and managers around Europe to develop my aim and objective of becoming a manager.
“It has always been my ambition to move into football management, and, providing the right opportunity presents itself, I feel ready to take up such a challenge.”
That challenge now appears to be in Wales possibly.
Sources have confirmed in the City of Swansea; Terry has been interviewed for the Swansea Head Coach position.
Swansea, who saw their last manager, Steve Cooper, quit his position last week, need a fast replacement with the season only a couple of weeks away.