John Terry could soon make the jump to Saudi side Al-Shabab FC as manager. Currently consulting in their academy, Terry, 42, wants to move into full-time management full time - and is expected to receive at least two-year contract and possibly four.
Former England captain Gary Neville has been engaged in talks with the club for the past month, and has verbally agreed to become their new manager should this move go through. If successful, this would mark his first managerial breakthrough.
Chelsea are understood to be willing to allow former defender John Terry to move as a mark of respect for his service at Stamford Bridge over nearly two decades. Al-Shabab are not one of the major clubs, yet have lofty ambitions; they feel Terry's coaching credentials and reputation could attract top talent to join them.
Terry could lead his new club when they face Al-Feiha in their opening Saudi Pro League game on September 15 at King Saud University Stadium. Romain Saiss, Ever Banega from Argentina and former Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco have already signed for them.
Jordan Henderson has been left out of Liverpool's squad for their match in Qatar; however, speculation suggests he may wish to gain experience and earn more through playing abroad. Liverpool are already well represented there with former team-mate Steven Gerrard currently managing First Division League outfit Al-Qadsiah FC; therefore playing there would be appealing for Jordan.
Gerrard has overseen an excellent start to the season at Liverpool under new manager Jurgen Klopp, losing only one league match from five played so far and being strengthened by signings such as N'Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Expectations is high that the Premier League will see continued growth over the coming years, rising from 16 teams in 2023 to 22 and welcoming some high-profile names into competition.
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