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Ancellotti says Both Lampard and John Terry have the qualities to be good managers.

Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says Terry has the attributes to become a top football manager.

Ex-Chelsea coach hails Frank Lampard and John Terry. [Getty]
Ex-Chelsea coach hails Frank Lampard and John Terry. [Getty]

Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has backed Chelsea legend John Terry to become a top manager in the future.

The former AC Milan, Real Madrid and PSG coach reckons Terry has the attributes to manage players like Frank Lampard is doing at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea head-coach Lampard and the current assistant manager at Aston Villa Terry both played under Ancellotti at Chelsea between 2009-2011.

"I'm not surprised because as a player, Frank had fantastic tactical qualities," Everton manager Ancelotti told Sky Sports when quizzed about the progress Lampard is making in the Premier League.

"Of course, Frank is doing really well at Chelsea. I'm waiting now for Terry as a manager.

"Now he is an assistant, but I think they both have the qualities to be a good manager."

The Toffees boss also spoke about how special his Chelsea team was when they won the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first tenure at the Bridge.

"The second year was more difficult, but the first year was really fantastic," said the Italian.

"The club had the goal for the Champions League, but the fact that in the first year we won the Premier League and the FA Cup was really important and really exciting.

"The second year we had some problems. We had [Didier] Drogba with malaria and these kinds of problems. We started really well and we finished really well but the middle of the season was not so good.

"Drogba was fantastic. In the first year, he scored 36 goals but to mention Drogba means to forget [Nicolas] Anelka, for example.

"[We had Florent] Malouda, Joe Cole, [Salomon] Kalou, Michael Ballack in the middle, [Michael] Essien, Deco and at the back, Alex, [Branislav] Ivanovic, Ashley Cole.

"So the team really, really was a fantastic team. When I arrived, the team was there, I didn't build the team, so I was really excited to train these kinds of players with this kind of power.

"Imagine when you needed to prepare set-pieces, you had John Terry, Alex, Drogba, Ballack to jump so it was not so difficult to score on set-pieces."

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