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Report: John Terry in talks to become Middlesbrough boss

John Terry is in talks with Middlesbrough over becoming the new manager of the Championship club.

The former England captain is in contention to replace the outgoing Tony Pulis, with the 61-year-old departing after two years in charge following their failure to reach the playoffs.

Middlesbrough had been among the favourites for promotion, but an inconsistent end of season run saw the North East club slip out of contention and finish seventh.

Terry has been working as an assistant to Aston Villa manager Dean Smith since announcing his retirement from football, and according to TalkSport is in talks with the Boro hierarchy regarding the vacant position.

Alongside Smith, Terry has helped guide Villa to within one game of promotion to the Premier League, with the club facing Derby County in the Championship play-off final on May 27.

Terry will face a Derby side managed by Frank Lampard, and the 38-year-old could follow his former Chelsea and England teammate into first-team management if appointed by Middlesbrough.

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