Aston Villa assistant coach John Terry will reportedly not be taking charge at Bournemouth with the club prioritising other candidates and significant compensation needed to prize him away from Villa Park.
Jason Tindall was sacked at the start of the month, with Jonathan Woodgate stepping up as interim boss for the time being.
Terry has been strongly linked as a potential replacement for Tindall since but it appears he won’t be making the move to the Vitality Stadium.
According to The Athletic, the Cherries will not be appointing the former Chelsea captain as their next manager.
The report claims that Bournemouth are prioritising other candidates, with Arsenal legend Patrick Viera set for an interview.
It is understood that Villa wouldn’t stand in Terry’s way when the right move materialises for him to step into management but that it would have taken significant compensation for them to prize him away from the Premier League club at the moment.
The 40-year-old has been Dean Smith’s assistant since October 2018, helping the Villa Park outfit secure promotion to the Premier League, avoid relegation in their first season, and now push for a place in the top four.
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It seems as though Terry will not be taking over at Bournemouth, which will likely bring a sigh of relief from Villa fans.
There’s no doubt that he’s had a really positive impact at the club and he deserves a huge amount of credit for helping Smith make such positive strides.
You feel it’s only a matter of time until he does get his chance in management, which will surely come in the Championship.
The Cherries may still be landing a bonafide Premier League legend, and one with more management experience than Terry, with Viera set for an interview.