Jason Straw and Cory Hancock discussed all of the latest Derby County news on the most recent edition of The Rams Review Podcast and during the show, they spent some time talking about the possibility of Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry becoming the Rams’ manager in the future.
While discussing Terry potentially taking charge of the Rams during this podcast, Hancock didn’t rule out the possibility of the 39-year-old coach being successful if he were appointed Derby County boss in the future, with the podcaster stating that he thinks Terry “could have a similar effect” on the Rams as his ex-Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard did when he was in the Pride Park hot seat and took Derby all the way to the Championship play-off final back in the 2018/19 campaign.
However, the podcaster did indicate that he thinks Derby and Terry may not be the right match for one another right now, saying:
“I think John Terry could have a similar effect as Frank Lampard, but I don’t think the time is right for John Terry. I think John Terry should probably take over in the summer if he was going to take over, because right now, if you’re giving this job to a rookie manager, Derby County will be in League One.”
Would you like to see Terry as Derby boss at some point in the future?
YES, AT SOME POINT
TIF Thoughts on what Hancock had to say about Terry…
We feel it’s difficult to argue against Hancock’s comments on the possibility of Terry taking charge of the Rams. Even though the ex-centre-back is currently Aston Villa’s assistant manager and he was part of the coaching team that helped them to avoid relegation from the Premier League last season, he has never been the manager of a club before and so he does represent something of an unknown in managerial terms.
As a result, it would seem like a big risk for bottom-of-the-Championship Derby to turn to Terry to save them from relegation and perhaps it would be a better move for the East Midlands club to appoint a manager with more experience given their current situation, like second-from-bottom-of-the-Championship Sheffield Wednesday did when they appointed renowned ‘escape artist’ Tony Pulis as manager one week ago.