According to the Mirror, Aston Villa number two John Terry would look to bring in former Chelsea teammate Ashley Cole should he get the Derby County job.
The Rams are on the lookout for a new manager after Phillip Cocu’s exit.
Wayne Rooney is currently in interim charge of the club. Derby, however, are on the verge of a takeover and the new owners may have another name in mind.
The Mirror claim Aston Villa number two John Terry is a front-runner.
And the latest reports from the editorial says he would look to bring in Chelsea academy coach Ashley Cole as part of his managerial team should he land the job at Pride Park.
Cole spent the second half of the 2018-19 campaign at Derby under Frank Lampard. He was largely back-up but started the playoff final after Scott Malone’s suspension.
Derby’s defeat to Aston Villa at Wembley prompted a summer of change. Lampard left to join Chelsea, while Cole eventually joined him as he took up an academy coaching role.
Terry, meanwhile, has thrived alongside Villa manager Dean Smith. The Villans steered clear of relegation last term and now sit in the top half of the Premier League.
The former Chelsea captain his highly thought of at Villa Park.
But some Derby supporters may prefer a manager with more experience considering the situation the Rams find themselves in heading into the busy festive period.
Just one win in 15 games sees Derby rooted the foot of the Championship table.
There is no doubt Derby’s squad are underperforming. They may not have the same quality compared to previous years, but they shouldn’t be struggling as bad as this.
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