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Ex-EPL boss claims this man could be the shock candidate to replace Conte

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Former Premier League manager Phil Brown has said that John Terry could become new manager of Chelsea at the end of the season.

Chelsea are expected to sack Antonio Conte at the end of this season and Brown believes that Terry could be a viable option to replace the Italian.

Terry ended his 22-year spell with Chelsea at the end of last season and has since joined Aston Villa. He still however continues to visit the Chelsea training base at Cobham.

If Villa do end up getting promoted this season, it is likely that the 37-year-old will retire. He even mentioned that he linked up with Villa as it offered him an opportunity to continue to play while not having to face off against Chelsea.

“Your manager’s job is to manage and motivate the players and create that opportunity for the players to express themselves to the best of their ability,” Brown told talkSPORT.

“Collectively it looks like that is not happening, certainly in the last couple of games. So you have to hold your hand up if you are Antonio Conte because he hasn’t done his job, he has not done his job for me.

“As far as I was concerned the Chelsea performance [against Watford] was so lacklustre and it was uncharacteristic of them. Now people are asking: ‘If Conte moved would Chelsea improve?’

“And the answer is probably yes. It’s just happened to me at Southend, they’ve won two out of two and now all of a sudden you’re seeing a different Southend.

“Who would take over? [at Chelsea] That’s the thing. Would it be a John Terry comeback at the end of the season to go into management for his first time? I the think the Chelsea fans would welcome that if truth be known.”