The Aston Villa and Derby County SkyBet Championship final is set to take place on Monday, June 1 and there's news that Villa assistant manager John Terry could be looking at some options for next season. 

The former Chelsea captain has experienced the managerial role through Birmingham club and later being appointed by Dean Smith as his assistant manager in October 2018. It seems that the partnership has enjoyed smooth sailing with Villa finishing strongly to guarantee the side a possible Premier League return. 

However, John Terry has been tipped to be next in line for the vacant managerial position at Middlesbrough with the departure of Tony Pulis although he would have to await the outcome at Wembley. 

According to TalkSport, Terry has been in exclusive talks with the Teesside with the retired footballer leading other candidates such as Jonathan Woodgate, Chris Hughton and Argentinian legend Gabriel Batistuta. 

Middlesbrough had a fairly rollercoaster of a season with the side missing out on the Championship play-offs by a mere point - a disappointing result that could have led them to contend for league promotion.

The appointment of Terry could prove an interesting one considering the fact that Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have both made decent starts to the management careers - the former England international could be capable of pulling off the role. 

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