By Kevin Campbell

30th Jul, 2021 | 9:00pm

Campbell: Terry may have next job lined up after quitting Aston Villa

Kevin Campbell has suggested John Terry may have a new job lined up after quitting Aston Villa.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-West Brom and Everton striker tipped a Championship club to offer Terry his first managerial job.

Villa confirmed on Monday (26 July) the 40-year-old had left his role on Dean Smith’s coaching staff.

He told the club website it would be unfair to begin the new campaign when he could not be sure he could finish it at the club.

The former England and Chelsea captain has been part of Smith’s backroom team since October 2018.

He spent the previous season as an Aston Villa player before retiring.

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Terry is now looking to take his first step into management after was in the frame to take over at Bristol City, Derby County and Bournemouth last season.

And Campbell has claimed he may have already decided his next destination.

He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “There must be something going on, there must be. He must have an iron in the fire.

“At this stage of the season to step down, you don’t usually do that.

“I’m sure there must be a job coming. Someone in the Championship would give him a chance, I’m sure.”

Football Insider learned on 29 July Smith wants to replace Terry with Bristol City assistant Keith Downing.

However, it is understood Christian Purslow could block the move because he wants somebody more high-profile.

In other news, Jack Grealish’s friend has revealed an Aston Villa transfer development suggests “he is definitely going to leave”.