Chelsea captain John Terry says he has ambitions to manage Chelsea when he eventually decides to hang up his boots.
The 26-year-old defender told BBC One’s Inside Sport programme: “I’d certainly like to manage one day.
“When I was speaking about my contract with Chelsea, I was talking about a nine-year contract and maybe with an option to manage at the end of it.
“It’s certainly the way I want to go. I want to get my [coaching] badges and make that decision at the end of it.”
Terry also revealed he was still upset about the fall-out from Chelsea’s game against Tottenham in November.
The centre-half was shown his second yellow card after a clash with Ledley King, prompting accusations that he had racially abused the defender.
Terry said: “It was my first sending off of my career. I’m not that type of player. I used to play Sunday football with Ledley King.
“It’s disheartening. At the time of the incident I got loads of text messages on my phone after a lot of people thought I was racist to Ledley King and a few other Tottenham players and it certainly wasn’t the case.
“I’d never be that way. People who know me as a person know I’m not like that.”
Terry claimed after the game that referee Graham Poll gave him two different explanations for his dismissal.
He originally requested a personal hearing with the FA but later accepted the charge.
“Sometimes it’s easier to do that [accept the charge] rather than go to the FA and [get your] picture in the newspaper,” he said.
“Sometimes you admit things you don’t feel inside.”