The Blues legend left in 2017 after the club’s latest title triumph under Antonio Conte.
Terry left to play for Aston Villa, then in the Championship, after admitting he didn’t want to come up against Chelsea.
The 41-year-old then remained at Villa Park as part of Dean Smith’s coaching staff until this summer.
Terry has his sights set on a Premier League managerial role but, according to The Athletic, has recognised the difficulty when it comes to landing a job in the top flight.
As a result, the former England captain is now more hopeful of landing a role in the Championship, but in the meantime will return to Chelsea as a youth development coach.
Terry’s home remains close to the club’s Cobham training base and will allow him to continue furthering his coaching credentials.
Several current Blues employees who played with the former defender are believed to have been influential in his return.
Technical and performance advisor Petr Cech, loan technical officer Carlo Cudicini and academy director Neil Bath all had a say.
Terry’s former teammate Frank Lampard made a return to Stamford Bridge back in 2019 after a year with Derby County.
He only lasted 18 months however before he fell foul of Roman Abramovich’s lack of patience and cut throat nature.
Several of Terry’s former England teammates have landed jobs, namely Steven Gerrard, who is now making the big decisions at Villa Park after succeeding Smith.
The 41-year-old, who made over 700 appearances for Chelsea, will now assist with his former team’s academy.
The Blues in recent years have been able to tap in to their conveyor belt of talent that for years was allowed to leave for pastures new.
Pep Guardiola to be offered Holland job when he decides to leave Man City
Pep Guardiola will be offered the chance to take Total Football back home when he decides to leave Manchester City – by becoming manager of Holland.
The KNVB (Dutch FA) have drawn up plans to convince the City boss that he should realise his dream of becoming an international coach with the Oranje once his Etihad reign comes to an end.
Guardiola, 51, has a contract with City that expires in the summer of 2023.
And the Premier League champions are hoping the Catalan can be persuaded to extend his stay in Manchester even further.
The Dutch sounded out Guardiola about his future plans before he signed a new two-year extension with City last August.
They were told that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss had unfinished business with the Blues.
But a future link-up was not discounted.
Guardiola is represented by his brother, Pere, who recently joined forces with influential Dutch agency SEG.
He has made no secret that he harbours an ambition to manage a top international nation.
And the prospect of taking charge of the country of his mentor Johan Cruyff would be tantalising given it was Holland’s brilliant team of the 1970s that introduced Total Football to the world.
Cruyff brought Guardiola through from Barcelona’s youth team to play as a deep-lying midfielder in the team that won the club’s first Champions League in 1992.
The late Dutchman’s influence on the City boss is so profound that Guardiola once said: “I knew nothing about football before knowing Cruyff.”
His coaching beliefs have been shaped by the Total Football philosophy that had Cruyff at its heart when Holland reached the 1974 World Cup final before losing to West Germany.
The KNVB turned to 70-year-old Louis van Gaal for a third time after sacking Frank de Boer in the summer following a disappointing Euros.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang provides update after return to Arsenal for heart tests
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he’s “absolutely fine” after returning to London for health checks.
The Arsenal forward was away at AFCON with Gabon when he experienced some heart issues.
A scan revealed possible issues after Aubameyang tested positive for Covid 19 in the lead up to the tournament.
The Gunners recalled the 32-year-old, who is currently not being selected by Mikel Arteta following a disciplinary breach.
Aubameyang has taken to social media to share that he is “completely healthy” following further tests.
He said on Instagram : “Hi guys, I came back to London to do some additional checks, and I’m very happy to say that my heart is absolutely fine and I’m completely healthy!! Really appreciate all the messages over the last few days and I’m already back at it”
Gabon boss Patrice Neveu revealed that Arsenal were keen to get their player back once news of his possible issues broke.
He said, as quoted by Sky Sports : “What I know is that they’ve been Covid free for the last 72 hours. We couldn’t arrange an MRI for them, and as a result they couldn’t train.
“It was really annoying for them to stay in their rooms. We made the decision yesterday with the President and under pressure from the clubs too, because they’re worried so that [Aubameyang] should go back to Arsenal and Mario [Lemina] back to Nice.”
Despite Mikel Arteta’s recent shunning of the forward, Neveu did admit that it was the club’s right to recall their player.
Aubameyang is currently out of the first team picture as his future remains up in the air.
AFCON 2021: Nigeria to play Tunisia in Round of 16
Nigeria will take on Tunisia in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16.
This was confirmed on Thursday, following the completion of all group games in the competition.
The Super Eagles finished top of Group D ahead of Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.
The Carthage Eagles lost 1-0 to Gambia in their final Group F clash.
Nigeria’s match against Tunisia will be played on Saturday, January 23.
Kick off is 8pm.
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