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Last Updated: Monday, 30 April 2007, 22:01 GMT 23:01 UK
I want to manage Chelsea - Terry
Chelsea captain John Terry
Terry says he wants to go into coaching after hanging up his boots
Chelsea captain John Terry says he has spoken to the club about becoming their manager when he retires.

The 26-year-old defender told BBC One's new Inside Sport programme: "I'd certainly like to manage one day.

"When I was speaking about my contract with Chelsea, I was talking about a nine-year contract and maybe with an option to manage at the end of it.

"It's certainly the way I want to go. I want to get my [coaching] badges and make that decision at the end of it."

In an exclusive interview with Inside Sport presenter Gabby Logan, Terry also revealed he was still angry about the fall-out from Chelsea's game against Tottenham in November.

A lot of people thought I was racist to Ledley King and a few other Tottenham players - and I'd never be that way

John Terry
The centre-half was shown his second yellow card after a clash in the Spurs penalty area, prompting accusations he had made racist remarks towards Tottenham defender Ledley King.

Terry said: "It was my first sending off of my career. I'm not that type of player. I used to play Sunday football with Ledley King.

"It's disheartening. At the time of the incident I got loads of text messages on my phone after a lot of people thought I was racist to Ledley King and a few other Tottenham players and it certainly wasn't the case.

"I'd never be that way. People who know me as a person know I'm not like that."


Terry claimed after the game that referee Graham Poll gave him conflicting reasons for sending him off with a second yellow card and was charged with improper conduct.

He initially requested a personal hearing with the FA but later accepted the charge.

"Sometimes it's easier to do that [accept the charge] rather than go to the FA and [get your] picture in the newspaper," he said.

"Sometimes you admit things you don't feel inside."



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