Chelsea legend John Terry is waiting in the wings to take over as the new head coach of Saudi Pro League side Al Shabab.
The 42-year-old is expected to take over the Riyadh-based outfit after The White Lion suffered a dreadful start to the season, picking up only two points in their first five league matches.
John Terry set to take over Al Shabab
According to Sky Sports, the former Blues captain will be appointed as head coach for the first time in his career after agreeing personal terms over a lucrative deal.
John Terry is on the verge of joining Saudi side Al-Shabab FC as their new manager 🇸🇦 pic.twitter.com/u6LR0p58vn
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 7, 2023
The late summer signings of Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid and former Wolves defender Romain Saiis should help Terry’s new side who currently sit second bottom in the Pro League side and in the relegation places.
Since retiring from playing in 2018, Terry has gained significant experience as a coach and was assistant to Dean Smith at both Aston Villa and Leicester before returning to Stamford Bridge in July as the club’s Academy coach.
During his playing days, Terry played an incredible 717 times for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring 67 goals, and won 17 major honors during his 19-year spell in West London.