John Terry has emerged as a candidate for his first managerial position with Bournemouth understood to be considering the former Chelsea captain as their next manager.
Bournemouth are seeking a new manager following the decision to sack Jason Tindall, the club having dropped to sixth in the Championship after a concerning run of form that has seen the Cherries lose four consecutive league games and win just one of their past eight.
According to the Mail, Bournemouth have compiled a list of several potential candidates including Patrick Vieira and Terry, the latter keen to make the move into management after spending the past three seasons working as an assistant at Aston Villa.
Terry was reportedly close to joining the Cherries as a player at the end of his career with a view to replacing Eddie Howe as manager, the 40-year-old having been on the club’s radar for some time and an approach may now be made with Villa unlikely to stand in his way.
Vieira, who has previously had spells in charge of New York City and Nice, is another name in the frame, whilst Bournemouth are admirers of Frank Lampard but a deal appears unlikely for the recently axed former Chelsea manager.
The club’s focus remains on an instant return to the Premier League and will consider all their options before making an appointment, with the Cherries currently eight points adrift of the automatic promotion places following their winless run.
Bournemouth have named Jonathan Woodgate as caretaker manager after the former Middlesborough coach joined the club’s coaching staff this week, the ex-England defender set to take charge of this weekend’s clash with Birmingham.