Chelsea loanee and Aston Villa forward Tammy Abraham has praised club’s legend John Terry following his appointment as new coach assistant at Villa Park, alongside new manager Dean Smith, earlier last week.
The England international told Press Association Sport: “Everyone sees him as a leader, he was a great captain and great player. The way he was on and off the pitch, he was always a leader. A lot of players will look up to him. Hopefully one day we’ll be seeing him as a first-team manager. He’s got all the qualities to become one.
“He was always so calm and relaxed, he would always encourage but you’d never see him angry. I’d like to see how he is as a manager too”.
Then Abraham added: “When he retired I sent him a nice message and said congrats on retirement and that was the last time we spoke. The next thing I know he’s the assistant manager.
“Even with Chelsea, when I went up to the first team he always welcomed me and took me under his arm.
“I’ve been close to him ever since, before the start of the season he called me and spoke to me about Villa. He said how much he enjoyed it and said it would be a good club for me. Now we’re working together, it’s a funny thing.”
Aston Villa are struggling to climb-up the table having earned just 15 points from 12 games so far.