Chelsea captain John Terry is keen to continue playing for another couple of seasons.
The 35-year-old’s current contract with the Blues comes to an end after this season, and there has been no hint that he could be offered a new one in the near future.
However, even if he isn’t given a new deal with the Londoners, the former England international wants to keep playing for a few years yet before deciding whether or not to become a coach.
‘I still want to play for a couple more years, whether that is here at Chelsea or somewhere abroad, I don’t know. It’s an option,’ Terry told SFR Sport.
John Terry 2016/17 stats
Clean sheets: 2
Yellow cards: 1
‘I am contracted to Chelsea for this season and then will see after that. I’m doing my coaching badges. I don’t know if I want to be a coach but I want to do my badges and pass.’
Terry hasn’t started in the Premier League since a 2-2 draw with Swansea City in early September, and it doesn’t look like he will be getting back in to the side any time soon.
David Luiz, Gary Cahill, and Cesar Azpilicueta have conceded just one goal in their last seven top flight games since manager Antonio Conte switched to a back three, and it would be a surprising move to break the trio up and bring Terry back.