Former Nigeria’s Super Eagles midfielder and captain John Mikel Obi has declared his intention of joining Chelsea coaching staff after his career as a player.
Mikel who spent close to a decade with the London based club won numerous trophies with present Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and Technical Director Petr Cech.
The former Middlesbrough player further said he hopes to see former Chelsea skipper John Terry also on the club’s bench in no distant future.
“I am very happy for Frank. When we were playing at Chelsea, we are expecting that John Terry and he would be very good managers, but we were expecting Terry to reach that level first. But Lampard made a big step. His arrival at Chelsea means the club are caring for their legends.
“I joked with him after the Chelsea move, I want to be his assistant when I retire. I hope he will be successful at Chelsea for many more years. I also want to see John Terry in similar jobs in the future because he was our leader on the pitch,’ Mikel said.
Mikel currently with the Turkey Super Lig side Trabzonspor and has played active role for the club in the league and Europa League.