Aston Villa fans have been enjoying the fact that their number two, John Terry, reportedly turned down the opportunity to join West Brom as manager before they appointed Slaven Bilic.
The Times report claims that The Baggies had their eye on Terry to become their new number one at The Hawthorns this summer but the former Chelsea legend refused to even talk to them about the position.
John Terry will be donning the dugouts of the Premier League this coming season following Aston Villa’s promotion from The Championship via the play-offs last time out, and Dean Smith will be very reluctant to see the former England centre back leave this summer having brought him in as his assistant as soon as he took over at Villa Park.
Given the hostilities between the two sets of supporters it would have caused outrage had the switch happened, but the revelation that Terry turned down the Baggies advances has been met with Villa fans goading their neighbours on Twitter- Here’s a snippet of the reaction…
— Steve (@HoldenioVilla) June 18, 2019
— Steve (@stephenjoyce80) June 18, 2019
— Bradley. (@ItsbradleyC) June 18, 2019
Wait a minute, sandwell thought…they could…pfftttt bahahahaha pic.twitter.com/PvPBsvVrAs
— AV-FullBIFTA (@AVFullBIFTA) June 18, 2019
— Ben Carter (@bencarter89) June 18, 2019
— Maccavilla (@maccavilla69) June 18, 2019
There are plenty more to look through as the Villa fans have found a real source of entertainment here. Geographic rivalry and oneupmanship obviously have much to play between the two sides and their relevant fanbases.
The Baggies fans, however, are singing from s totally different hymn sheet.
Thank the lord for that hate him
— glenn haycock (@glenn091253) June 19, 2019
— WBA Rainbow Stand ® (@TheRainbowStand) June 18, 2019
Perhaps Terry wouldn’t have been welcomed very warmly be The Baggies fans anyway. The reaction that the news provoked has been very entertaining and provided lots of light-hearted humour.
Who would the West Brom fans prefer? Terry or Bilic?