Redknapp jokes Terry could have managerial role at Birmingham

Date published: Tuesday 16th May 2017 3:23

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp has joked that John Terry could be manager of the club in two years if he decides to make the move to St. Andrews.

Terry has already stated his desire to continue playing and Redknapp, who recently signed a new deal to remain in charge of Birmingham for another season, said he would love to have a talk with the experienced defender.

Speaking to TalkSPORT the 70-year-old reckoned it would be great to have him at the club but doubted whether or not it would happen. He said: “That would be a dream”.

“I love John, I’m a great fan of his but I would think John would have a lot of big clubs, Premier clubs, after him.

“He would be fantastic, that would be a dream to sign John Terry. You’ve got a leader – what a man – I think he is fantastic still”.

“That’s the dream but I doubt very much whether it would happen.

“I would love to speak to John and if he felt maybe he would like the idea of it for a couple of years and it was something that interested him then it would be fantastic”.

“But as I say, I am sure there will be Premier League clubs queuing up for John.”

Speaking about the possibility of the veteran defender in a coach/player role, Redkanpp said: “I think he’d want to play at the moment, it is difficult. I think it is hard enough concentrating on playing and then you start coaching and end up caught between.

“I think he wants to play another year or two and I think eventually he’ll go into management somewhere. That’s a possibility. He can be manager of Birmingham in a couple of years if he wants to come and play for me!”

The 36-year-old would go to make 491 league appearances for the club along with scoring 41 goals in the process, making him the highest scoring defender in the Premier League ever.

Terry would also go on to score his final Stamford Bridge appearance, in Chelsea’s 4-3 win over Watford on Monday.

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