Terry on Sheffield United's shortlist as Wilder replacement

John Terry on Sheffield United’s shortlist as a possible replacement for Chris Wilder… with Chelsea legend keen to step into managerial role after impressing as deputy at Aston Villa

  • John Terry is on Sheffield United’s radar as a replacement for Chris Wilder
  • Terry has been a successful part of Dean Smith’s managerial unit at Aston Villa
  • The Blades are said to be impressed with Terry’s Championship experience 

Sheffield United are reportedly looking at taking on John Terry in his first managerial role as replacement to Chris Wilder.

Terry has emerged as a possible option for the Blades given his experience on the touchline in the Championship since joining Dean Smith’s backroom staff at Aston Villa in October 2018.

Terry was an integral part of Villa’s promotion from the Championship in 2019 through the play-offs and that experience has caught Sheffield United’s eye, according to The Mirror. 

John Terry has emerged as a potential replacement for Chris Wilder as Sheffield United boss

Terry (left) has been an integral part of Dean Smith’s (right) managerial team at Aston Villa

The former Chelsea and England captain has long harboured ambitions to move into football management, with his time at Villa seen as a key stepping stone in that journey. 

It is understood that Villa are behind Terry’s ambitions should the right opportunity present itself. 

Terry is an influential and well-regarded figure in Smith’s management unit at Villa. 

Earlier this month Ezri Konsa, who has emerged as one of the most promising young English defenders in the Premier League, credited Terry for his role in the 23-year-old’s development. 

With his Championship know-how, Terry could be the right candidate to help the Blades return immediately to the Premier League after a horror season that saw club legend Wilder sacked in March.  

Sheffield United sacked club legend Wilder after a horror season that will end in relegation

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