John Terry, Chelsea legend, enters race to land Newcastle United top job

John Terry, Chelsea legend, enters race to land Newcastle United top job

- John Terry could be named next Newcastle manager after Rafa Benitez

- Man City assistant boss Mikel Arteta is the only candidate placed ahead of Terry

- The 38-year-old was impressive for Aston Villa in his first year of coaching

Chelsea legend John Terry has reportedly been tipped to replace for Rafa Benitez as next Newcastle United manager.

The 38-year-old is currently the assistant coach at the newly promoted Premier League side Aston Villa.

However, SunSport reports that the former England defender is the second favourite behind Manchester City's Mikel Arteta to become the new manager of the club.

The publication further stated that Terry's odds to be named the Magpies new boss has been shot up following Frank Lampard's appointment as Chelsea new manager.

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Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard chances for the same job has been reduced after reportedly rejecting Newcastle to stay as Rangers boss.

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is third on the list and has been tipped as third favourite ahead of Roberto Martinez who once managed Everton before helping Belgium win bronze in the World Cup last year.

Despite ruling himself out of the job, former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has also been listed to return to his first job, since Manchester United sacked him last December.

But John Terry according to the publication seemed to be the most favoured coach for the vacant job - thanks to his impressive performance during his first year at the Villa Park.

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The center defender was on the stands when Villa defeated Lampard's Derby County in the Championship playoffs few months back.

And this could be attributed to the way Terry guided Villa's youngsters, including England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham, borrowed from Chelsea.

Loan centre-backs Axel Tuanzebe, of Manchester United, and Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings, also praised Terry's influence. earlier reported that Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been listed as favourite to replace Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United this summer.

The 56-year-old has been without a job since he was fired by the Red Devils last December following his side's struggles in all competition back then.

He (Mourinho) has now emerged the leading candidate to become the new Magpies boss as the report of an imminent takeover floods the media space. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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