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Harry Redknapp backs Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry for Championship job

Harry Redknapp believes that John Terry should be appointed as the next manager of Bournemouth.

The Cherries parted ways with Jason Tindall earlier this week following a run of four consecutive Championship defeats, which saw them lose momentum in their quest to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League.

“Well I think John would be a fantastic manager,” the former West Ham United manager told talkSPORT.

“If I was a chairman now looking for a manager, John Terry would be at the top of my list”

Terry has since emerged as a leading candidate to succeed Tindall. The Cherries vacancy could be appealing to the Chelsea legend given that they are a club that are in a relatively healthy state.

The 40-year-old has been serving as Dean Smith’s assistant manager at Aston Villa since he retired from playing in 2018. Smith and Terry have done impressive work at Villa Park, as they helped the club win promotion to the top-flight and have now transformed it into a competitive Premier League outfit.

Terry may be tempted to follow in the footsteps of former England teammates Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard, who have all worked at high-profile clubs over the past 18 months.

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