Terry unsure what the future holds


John Terry has indicated that his plan is to lead out a side at Wembley as a manager but is unsure whether he will extend his playing career.The 36-year-old defender has been linked with a host of Premier League sides after making the last of his 717 appearances for the Blues earlier this month in the victory against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

He was an unused substitute on Saturday as Chelsea failed to complete the Double, losing 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

“I am going away, I need a good week away just to reflect,” Terry said. “It doesn’t help because it’s heart-breaking, going out like that and losing. It’s the last time probably at Wembley as a player.

“Hopefully one day I’ll be back here as a manager, that’s the ambition.

“I think I’ve got too much to give and I’ve learned too much not to pass that on, whether that’s initially to a younger generation or eventually at this level.

“Listen, this is the target: being at Wembley managing a top side.”

Swansea City and West Brom are believed to want to sign Terry as a player but reports suggest Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has ended his interest in the former England international.

Terry added: “I’ve got options but nothing sorted or set in stone or anything like that. But it’s always good to have options.”

Chelsea can be backed at 10/3 to win the Premier League title in 2017/18 while Tottenham are available at 8/1, Manchester United at 3/1 and Manchester City at 2/1.