John Terry has completed his UEFA Pro Licence as the Chelsea legend eyes a top managerial job in the future.
Terry, who is currently Dean Smith’s assistant coach at Aston Villa, has worked in the dugout at Villa Park since retiring from playing in 2018.
But the 40-year-old Chelsea legend has taken another step in his aspiration to landing a job as a No 1 after completing the final qualification in the coaching ladder and struggled to hide his joy as he posted an Instagram with his certificate.
Posing with his certificate on Instagram, Terry said: ‘I’m delighted to have completed my UEFA Pro Licence with the FA.
‘I have loved and enjoyed the journey where I have met and learnt from some great people on the course.
‘A huge thank you to all the FA Staff who have been superb in supporting us all the way through. Dream big JT.’
Terry was one of 24 coaches to pass the ‘FA Level 5 UEFA Pro Licence’ qualification in the ‘Class of 2021’, alongside former players including Manchester United man Quinton Fortune, former Stoke midfielder Rory Delap and ex-England Women’s star Casey Stoney.
In the past, Terry spoke of his ‘dream’ to manage Chelsea, where he made 717 appearances and won 18 trophies during 19 successful years.