Hiddink believes Terry could eventually be Chelsea boss

Terry has said he will leave Chelsea this summer

John Terry has the makings of a future Chelsea manager but needs to learn his craft as a coach first, according to Guus Hiddink. 

Blues skipper Terry has said he will leave the club at the end of the season, after 21 years at Stamford Bridge, with no new contract offer currently on the table.

He has been tipped to return one day as manager and current boss Hiddink believes Terry is already showing the right attributes.

He said: “In some players, you see while they are playing that they might be managers inside already. You need the tactical, strategic players and he can be one of them.

“I’ve had in my own career some examples of that, [players] who are now good managers. I had in my first spell at PSV Eindhoven [Southampton boss] Ronald Koeman, [Watford boss] Quique Sanchez Flores I had in Valencia.

“Those players think how a team can play, and they have their ideas as well. They need then extra courses about other things in management but that can be learned.

“Can Terry be Chelsea manager? Not in one or two years but of course if he gets the experience.

“Most of the time it’s good to go and be the first assistant or second assistant and have the experience from the other side.

“Many players think they can do it overnight – I doubt that. I think the best thing is to get the practice, the experience of how to deal with training, how to deal with man-management, how to deal with a lot of things you have to deal with.”