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Betting suspended on John Terry becoming the next Swansea manager

John Terry to Swansea?
John Terry to Swansea?

John Terry could finally be set to follow in the managerial footsteps of the likes of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard after Aston Villa revealed that he’s left his position as assistant head coach to Dean Smith.

The news comes amid a job opening at Swansea City, who are looking for a new manager following last week’s departure of Steve Cooper.

John Eustace was expected to land the job, however he turned down an offer, which saw the likes of Terry, Jody Morris, and Cameron Toshack linked to the club.

However, Terry’s sudden availability has seen bookmakers Bet Victor suspend betting on the next Swansea manager market, while the former England and Chelsea captain is now priced at just 1/10 with Sky Bet.

Swansea have a penchant for appointing young managers, with Cooper, Graham Potter, Garry Monk, and Brendan Rodgers all handed the job in the last decade.

It now looks as if JT could be next in line on the club’s managerial conveyor belt.

“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,” revealed Terry in an Aston Villa statement.

“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.

“I would like to thank Christian Purslow and our owners, Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris, for believing in me and giving me the opportunity.

“And I will forever be indebted to the Gaffer for giving me the opportunity to start my coaching career at such a wonderful club. I have loved every minute of it and learnt so much.

“I can’t thank Dean enough for the support and guidance he has provided me with and I’m sure he will continue to lead the club from strength to strength.

“Finally, I would also like to thank all the players and staff and wish them all the very best for the season ahead and say a huge thank you to the wonderful Aston Villa fans for their support.”

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