By Kevin Campbell

2nd Dec, 2020 | 4:00pm

Pundit Exclusive: John Terry tipped to quit Villa after 'Behind the scenes' development

The time might be right for John Terry to leave Aston Villa amid interest in the vacant managerial position at Derby County.

That is according to former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the possibility of the 39-year-old becoming the new boss at Pride Park.

The Rams parted ways with Phillip Cocu last month after a torrid start to the 2020/21 campaign which left the club rock bottom of the Championship.

Football Insider revealed yesterday that Terry is keen to replace the Dutchman after a two-and-a-half year spell at Villa Park as assistant to Dean Smith.

Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney has been placed in temporary charge of the club and said he would hang up his boots if he was offered the position permanently.

When asked by Football Insider if he expected former Chelsea captain Terry to step into management soon, Campbell said:

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“John Terry has been working behind the scenes and he has gathered a lot of experience while he’s been at Aston Villa.

“Of course, he has played under Jose Mourinho and other top managers throughout his career so he will have a great knowledge and ideas.

“The time might be right for him to go and manage and I am sure everybody at Aston Villa will wish him well when that time and opportunity arises.” 

In other Aston Villa news, Gabriel Agbonlahor has told Football Insider he expects Smith to bin £9million player who is costing the team points.