He is one of the lucky youngsters who had the privilege to train and play next to John Terry. The Chelsea legend’s days as a player are not over yet, but his former teammate feels sure that once they are, it won’t take him too long to become a great coach.
JT will make a really good coach. He was already writing down what we had done in training sessions and everything just to be a manager, so he was always looking
Nathan Ake told the Mirror.
It’s just the way he interacts with people, the way he likes to help young players. He always came over and was talking to us, saying: ‘Don’t be nervous, just play your own game’
the 22-year-old defender, now at Bournemouth, said, revealing that
there were a lot of players who helped me, who were talking to me, at Chelsea but the main ones were maybe John and Paulo Ferreira.
As for how Terry, who recently signed a one-year deal at Aston Villa, feels about managing, earlier this year he disclosed his ambition not just to go for it, but, why not, work at Chelsea one day.
I think that’s a goal (to manage Chelsea). Do you dream too big? I don’t think you ever can. I’ve always wanted to be the very best and if that’s in management, then Chelsea’s the one. But I do realise as well that you can’t go in at somewhere like Chelsea as your first job. You need to go and learn
Terry has said.