JOHN TERRY is set to join Saudi side Al-Shabab.
The Pro-League club’s new president-in-waiting Muhammad Al-Munjam is a big fan of JT and the pair discussed the manager’s role in August.
But Chelsea icon Terry, 42, is expected to take up a more senior role as director of football, leading on recruitment and strategy instead of from the touchline.
Terry has been working within the Blues academy after leaving Leicester following his spell as assistant manager to Dean Smith with the Foxes at the tail end of their relegation campaign last season.
Prior to this, the ex-Chelsea captain also spent almost three years as assistant to Smith at Aston Villa.
However, following Saudi Arabia's huge transfer splurge on players over the summer, interest in higher-profile staff members has also increased.
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This saw them make contact with Terry before a breakthrough in discussions saw him agree to take up a position in the Middle East.
Al-Munjam, who is joining Al-Shabab after gaining approval to move there from being the president of the nation's Ministry of Sport, is said to have been key to discussions.
He is said to possess a relationship with Terry, which saw the pair engage in early talks.
Steven Gerrard is one big name from England who has already made the leap over.
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The Liverpool icon manages Al-Ettifaq and brought in the likes of Jordan Henderson to bolster this squad.
Nuno Espirito Santo and Slaven Bilic are other names in the division familiar to Premier League fans.
Terry won five Premier League titles as a player and made over 700 appearances for Chelsea.
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