Chelsea legend John Terry is very close to being appointed as the new coach of Al-Shabab. The Englishman has been in communication with the Arab club for a long time, and according to the English media, the parties have reached a verbal agreement. Terry has been offered a 2 to 4 year contract, while the former player is currently working as a consultant at Chelsea's academy.
The club have indicated that they will not prevent John from leaving, as a sign of respect for his contribution of more than two decades at Stamford Bridge. Al-Shabab meanwhile is not considered one of the important clubs in Arabia, but the ambitions of the leaders are great. It is precisely the latter who see Terry as the right person not only for the development of the club, but also to bring more well-known names to the team. We remind you that the Englishman is the most successful player in the history of Chelsea, with a total of 5 Premier League championship titles, 5 FA Cup titles, as well as a Champions League triumph.
Since retiring from playing football, Terry has been determined to devote himself to a coaching career, but has so far been unable to secure an offer from a professional club. The Englishman has worked as an assistant to coach Dean Smith at Leicester, as well as at Aston Villa, but is now looking to take the next step in his career.
His former England team-mate Steven Gerrard is currently in charge of the Al-Ettifaq bench, while another former Liverpool player also coaches in the Arab League. It is about former striker Robbie Fowler, who is in charge of Al-Qadsiah.
It remains to be seen if Terry will eventually sign with Al-Shabab, and if so, what the terms of the contract will be.