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Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has backed John Terry to become a Chelsea manager in the future. The former Blues defender is currently acting as an assistant manager at Aston Villa and Di Matteo believes he has what it takes to be in the hot seat at the Stamford Bridge.

Di Matteo managed Chelsea for a brief period of time between 2012 and 2013 following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas. The Italian manager guided the Blues to their first-ever Champions League trophy in 2012.

“If you can sign JT, you get him,” Di Matteo told the Athletic. “He’s a guy who makes things easier for the manager.

“He, too, will be there (Chelsea) as a manager in the future. As a player, he was writing down some of the sessions and he’s now gained so much experience from the managers he’s worked under.”

“Frank will become a great manager,” Di Matteo added. “He is a very balanced guy – sensible, smart and incredibly hard-working. I think it’s the right appointment for Chelsea because it brings everybody together.”

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