Former Chelsea captain John Terry has be an assistant coach two times at Aston Villa and Leicester City between 2018 and 2023. John Terry has been working hard to be presented with the opportunity to become head coach first time in his coaching career and that could be in the Saudi Pro League with Al-Shabab weighting the options to appoint the former Three Lions defender.
Chelsea legend John Terry has emerged as one of the frontrunners for the Al-Shabab job following Marcel Keizer on Thursday.
Dutch manager Marcel Keizer was sacked after just six weeks in charge following the team’s disappointing start to the season, collecting just two points from five league games.
It was revealed that former Argentina U23 and Ismaily boss Juan Brown will coach the team on an interim basis as the club starts searching for a new manager.
It looks like the focus at Al-Shabab has turned to John Terry, who was approached to work at the Saudi club; however, the nature of the job he awaits has not been determined yet.
According to Saudi publication Asharq Al-Awsat, Terry could take up the first team manager position, but is also in the run for the Executive Director and Sports Director positions.
John Terry, 42, is currently part of the Chelsea Academy Staff, having also had assistant manager roles at Aston Villa and Leicester City.
The report also added that Terry is expected to arrive in Saudi Arabia within the next two days, and will visit Al-Shabab’s headquarters in Riyadh, before making his decision whether to accept or decline the offer.
Moreover, Terry would face competition from former Paris Saint-Germain boss Christophe Galtier for the managerial position; however, there are no confirmed steps yet that the deal will be completed.
Galtier departed PSG last summer after just one season in charge, but before that had spells at Nice, Lille, and Saint-Étienne.