Terry is a Chelsea icon having made 717 appearances for the west London side and currently has a coaching consultancy job within the club’s academy.
As a player, the Englishman won five Premier League titles at Chelsea, five FA Cups, the Champions League, the Europa League and four League Cups.
He left as a player six years ago for one last season at Aston Villa and following retirement in 2018, he became assistant head coach at the midlands club.
He stayed in that role for three years and despite ‘retiring’ from first-team management, he has now said that he would manage Chelsea if they came calling.
Terry would also consider other managerial roles within the first-team set-up – perhaps as an assistant to whoever replaces Potter – or as a first-team coach.
‘The only job I’d come out of my kind of retirement for would be the Chelsea job,’ Terry told Stephen Hendry’s Cue Tips.
‘To be involved in some capacity with a first-team role… I love my role at the minute, working with the younger players [at Chelsea].
‘I’ve been through that process as a kid myself [and] I’m passing on my knowledge to them, having loads of conversations with them.
‘I always see myself as a coach in the long-term but there were better coaches than me at Villa, Craig Shakespeare and Richard O’Kelly.
‘I went for a couple of managers’ jobs when I left and didn’t get them, got a bit deflated so I came away and I’ve spent a bit more family time.’
Chelsea are planning to interview at least five candidates to replace Potter – including former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. Bruno Saltor has been placed in temporary charge of the side as they face Liverpool on Tuesday night.