Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has predicted that John Terry could be experiencing managerial success in the same way as Frank Lampard. After quickly stepping into the shoes of a manager, Lampard has now grown into a stature where he is regarded as one of the top young managers in the country. He has achieved immense success with transforming Chelsea’s youngsters, who had previously been forgotten, into a key asset for the club.
Ancelotti has the experience of working with Lampard and Terry, as the duo helped Chelsea pick up the league and FA Cup double in the Italian’s first season with the blues. Ancelotti has seen – including himself – several great players make the switch to management and succeed. Terry and Lampard could be part of list in the near future, according to the Italian. Speaking to Sky Sports, Ancelotti said:
“I’m not surprised [to see Lampard as a manager] because as a player, Frank had fantastic tactical qualities. I’m waiting now for Terry as a manager, now he’s an assistant, but I think they both have the qualities to be a good manager. Of course, Frank is doing really well at Chelsea now.”
Both players did not waste time in picking up their coaching badges immediately after ending the playing days. After a short time at Derby, Lampard quickly found himself in the limelight again after being pushed to Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Terry is still learning his trade as an assistant manager at Aston Villa. Despite both players have played with several top managers including Ancelotti, they have decided to do things in a right way by joining a lower league club.