John Terry explains why he’s yet to get a coaching job

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Chelsea legend, John Terry has opened up on his journey into coaching.

The former centre back currently works as a coaching assistant for Leicester City in the English Championship. However, Terry says he could have managed Newcastle United after applying to coach them a few years ago.

“When I left Villa, I applied for two or three jobs; I interviewed for Newcastle, and I interviewed for a couple before that I didn’t get,” began the 42-year-old on former team-mate John Obi Mikel’s Obi One podcast.

“It was a really good process for me because you sit in those meetings and you go ‘actually, I’m way off this, I’m glad I didn’t get it’ and you learn how to present in those meetings.

“Initially I didn’t go to League One because I didn’t know a lot about it, I’d never played there. That’s why I ended up in the Championship because I’d played a season there, I’d coached a couple of years and I fully understood the schedule.

“I applied for two jobs in League One and didn’t get either of them. Interestingly enough, the owners for the teams I applied for told me they wanted to play like Man City. It was interesting, but nobody can play like Man City – Chelsea can’t play like Man City!”

Terry is yet to work as a head coach since retiring as a player.