Ex-Chelsea defender John Terry confirms long-term ambition to become a manager

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The Blues have won all four of their opening games in the league so far this season under the newly appointed Sarri and are only behind Liverpool on goal difference in the standings.

Terry turned down a lucrative one-year contract from Spartak Moscow this week after a late change of heart, but has been open in his desire to play on for one more season and has been linked with a return to Aston Villa.

At 37-years-old, retirement could be on the horizon, but he doesn't appear to be done just yet.

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has said that the London outfit are not title contenders this season as they are still missing something. "However, when I do have the chance, I'd like to score of course".

"He would be a point of reference for me".

'I don't know today the situation because I have to speak with the doctor. So he will be very important for everybody here.

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Sarri has enjoyed a fast start in his initial campaign in England as the Blues recorded four wins on-the-trot in as many Premier League games.

They will be expected to make it five from five at Stamford Bridge on Saturday when Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas could be on the bench after recovering from a knee injury.

'In a few days, one week, he will be ready to play.

"I think Federation Internationale de Football Association has to change something for the national teams, because with four or five global breaks it is very hard for us. My feeling is that we are not a very solid team in the defensive phase, we need to improve and we can, my feeling during the training is that this team can improve".

But the defender, who can also play in midfield, thrived as Wales thrashed Republic of Ireland 4-1 in the Nations League during the global break.

But Sarri does not see his side battling for the title at the end of the season, instead thinking Liverpool and City will be the two teams vying for silverware.

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