By Danny Mills

4th Aug, 2021 | 1:24pm

Mills: Terry tipped to take Championship manager's job after Aston Villa news

John Terry could find himself back in football within 10 games after quitting Aston Villa, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender tipped Terry to land a Championship manager’s job this season.

Villa confirmed last Monday (26 July) the 40-year-old had quit the club because he could not commit for the full season.

He explained via the club website he will initially spend time with his family before seeking his first manager’s job.

The Chelsea and England legend has spent the last three seasons on Dean Smith’s coaching staff.

“John Terry was always going to want to do his own thing eventually,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“He probably thought ‘How much more influence can I have? I’ve learnt an awful lot, I’ve come to the end of my apprenticeship here. I can’t have any more influence than what I’m having at the moment’.

“He wants to take that next step where there is bigger responsibility and bigger pressure. That wasn’t going to happen at Aston Villa.

“Instead of staying for the sake of it he’s taken some time out, he’ll go and see what other coaches are doing, have a wander around Europe, meet some people and have some discussions.

“Maybe when a job comes up after 10 or 15 games he might be in the frame of it. If not he can wait until next summer. He will be back in coaching or management, for sure.

“However big of a star you are it’s difficult to take that gamble in the Premier League.

“I think a Championship side would take a gamble on him, at the top end. Then it depends on his coaching staff, what does his team look like?”

In other news, Jack Grealish is undergoing a Man City medical today but the fee is far lower than reported.