Former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake has declared that his former teammate John Terry would make a good coach when he finally leaveson-field play.
The 36-year old exited Chelsea recently as he wanted more play time. He joined Aston Villa where he is expected to lead the defence line and get a regular shirt.
Ake who played alongside Terry at Stamford Bridge opines that the player would succeed when he goes into football management. He praised Terry and Paulo Ferreira for his quick development into a highly-sought defender
“There were a lot of players who helped me, who were talking to me, at Chelsea but the main ones were maybe John and Paulo Ferreira. JT will make a really good coach.
“He was already writing down what we had done in training sessions and everything just to be a manager, so he was always looking. It’s just the way he interacts with people, the way he likes to help young players,” Ake said.
The Bournemouth star said Terry kept reaching out to him even while he was on loan with The Cherries as a Blues star. He then praised Terry’s good management of his final season where he barely got any action despite his credentials at the club.
“He could have been thinking, ‘Ah, I should be starting, I’m going to moan’ but he didn’t. He was always there, even when he was injured he would travel and be in the changing room doing speeches, or making everyone lively before games, just making sure people realised how important the game were; he was always involved,” Ake added.
Ake eventually left Chelsea as he never had his big break. He joined Chelsea at 17 but the depth in defence ensured Ake never flourished. After a loan deal with Bournemouth, Coach Eddie Howe decided to get him on a permanent basis. Ake said he was happy to be with the Cherries because of the manager who believes deeply in him.