Former Chelsea captain Terry, currently Premier League deputy manager Aston Villa, has been under intense pressure to become the Rams’ new boss with a new takeover consortium set to take control of the Championship club.
They love Terry, says the Mirror, who has made no secret of his desire to become a full-fledged manager.
Terry is said to think Cole – now Chelsea academy coach and television expert – could take the step and MK Dons assistant boss Luke Williams could also be in his sights, according to tonight’s report. .
Cole, of course, is no stranger to Pride Park where he had a short spell at the end of his playing career in 2019.
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He would also like to stay involved and would like to become a boss in the future.
Terry has received high-level support from fellow former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard, who has cut his teeth in Derby and believes he has what it takes to succeed.
Chelsea boss Lampard said: “I think it’s a great opportunity for him if that’s true, and also for Derby.
“I have had a lot of affection for Derby since my time there and I know how great a club it is and what great fans they have.
“John will be an ambitious and hungry manager whether it’s Derby or some other opportunity.
“He’s going to be a fantastic coach.”