Terry announces retirement, set to become Henry’s assistant at Aston Villa
There is a strong Egyptian connection with Aston Villa, who have Egypt national team captain Ahmed Elmohamady among their ranks.
Terry does not have his A licence coaching badge yet, a requirement if Villa were looking to appoint him, but the course could be completed within a month.
Aston Villa fans have not been slow to share their thoughts after the club appointed Dean Smith as their new manager with John Terry as his assistant.
The Bees say assistant head coach Thomas Frank will take training on Thursday following Smith’s departure.
Lampard has made a promising start to life in the dugout, and the Rams chief has backed Terry to have a similar impact should he be handed a role at the West Midlands outfit.
Brentford are nearly “starting from scratch” in their search for Dean Smith’s successor, according to co-director of football Phil Giles.
While reacting to the Terry’s retirement, former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher labelled the former Chelsea star “the best centre back in the Premier League era”.
Despite its obvious size as a club and Villa’s new Egyptian owners promising to spend what they can under Financial Fair Play restrictions, the lack of interest in this position sums up where the club is at right now. But John was always the captain, always the leader.
From a tactical standpoint, Brentford have been renowned for playing attacking, possession-based football in the last three years.
He said: “The most hard thing in football is not playing when you’re fit”.
Dean Smith has emerged as the new frontrunner to take charge at Aston Villa, with the Midlands club considering making an official approach to Brentford to thrash out a deal for their manager.
The Chelsea legend is now being widely backed to enter into the coaching line.
Dean Smith will have his work cut out at the former Premier League giants, but is more than equipped for the job, having earned plaudits for the work he had done at former club Brentford.