Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed he has spoken to the Stamford Bridge hierarchy about becoming their manager when he decides to hang up his boots.
Last month the Blues and England skipper admitted negations on a new nine-year contract to remain with the club for the remainder of his career had stalled.
The 26-year-old wants to see out his playing days with Chelsea and insists the situation is not irretrievable, but revealed he has discussed adding a managerial clause to the contract.
Terry sees his long-term future in management and would like to lead the Blues at the end of his playing contract.
"I'd certainly like to manage one day," Terry told BBC's Inside Sport programme.
"When we were speaking about my contract with Chelsea we were talking about a nine-year contract maybe with an option to manage at the end of it.
"That is certainly the way I want to go. I want to get my badges and then make that decision at the end of it."