John Terry has been rather bizarrely linked with a first job in management with Danish side Brondby.
The Chelsea captain’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer, and the player and the club appear no closer to finding a resolution.
While numerous clubs, including Crystal Palace, West Ham and a number of unnamed sides from the Chinese Super League have been linked, the Daily Mirror throw a new name into the frame: Brondby.
If you thought that was weird, John Cross reports that it will not be as a player – it will be as a manager.
The Danish side’s owner, Jan Bech Andersen, is close friends with the 35-year-old, Cross claims, and Terry has been shortlisted as a potential candidate for the Superliga side’s vacant managerial position. Anderson ‘has the funds to lure Terry’, and will offer him a future player/coach role to entice him to travel Europe as part of his footballing swansong.
But Brondby’s sporting director Troels Bech revealed that the club have 20 candidates to consider, and did not name Terry when he spoke to Danish daily Ekstra Bladet.
“I have evidence that there are 20 or more very brave coaches at a very high level who have already put the ticket in,” Bech said. “So we’ll work very closely in the selection of candidates, (to find) one we believe can lead us in our goals.”