John Terry has been promised he could be the next Aston Villa boss after Steve Bruce, if he moves to the Championship club.
Former Chelsea player, John Terry, has been offered a one-year deal worth £60,000 a week with a £2m bonus if they seal a return to the Premier League.
But boss Steve Bruce has also tried to tempt Terry by telling him he’d be in line to succeed him as boss if he signs up.
City rivals Birmingham have also tried to lure the 36-year-old with a similar offer.
“John Terry can be manager of Birmingham City in a couple of years if he wants to play for me,” said their boss Harry Redknapp last month.
But 56-year-old Bruce and Villa have told Terry something similar as they bid to land the centre-back.
Terry, who is already taking his coaching badges, has made no secret of his desire to be a manager.
At the end of last season he said: “I do want to be a manager. I think I’ve got too much to give and I’ve learned too much not to pass that on, whether that’s initially to a younger generation or eventually at this level.
“This is the target – being here, managing a top side.”
The Englishman has also had offers after attracting interest from West Brom, Bournemouth and Swansea.
But the chance to help take a club the size of Villa back to the top flight and eventually become the man to try and make them a major force once again appeals to Terry.
Should Bruce’s powers of persuasion prove successful, terry’s arrival at Villa Park could be confirmed as early as Saturday.