Maurizio Sarri has urged his Chelsea side to hit the ground running against Cardiff in order to ensure any lingering global break hangover will not jeopardise the club's top four hopes this season.
Terry, who left the club past year and had a season at Aston Villa, has always indicated that he would like to enter coaching and management.
"The last time I spoke with him he told me that he wants to play for another season", added Sarri, who took charge of the Blues in the summer.
Speaking at a news conference on Friday afternoon, head coach Sarri said Terry previously told him he would like to continue playing for another season. This is John Terry's home. I don't know. I have to speak to him.
Terry joined Chelsea at the age of 14 and made 717 first-team appearances for the club, winning 15 major trophies.
They will be expected to make it five from five at Stamford Bridge on Saturday when Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas could be on the bench after recovering from a knee injury. "Maybe it's better for him to have two days of training", Sarri said.
Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has warned his players about the dangers of global breaks ahead of Saturday's clash against Cardiff City.
"Fortunately last season the average was the same, 2.40 during the season and 2.45 after the break, but only because after the first season the players understood the difficulty of the match".
"We need to improve, and we can improve".
And Sarri knows the recent break may affect the Blues' solid form, as he learned during his time at Napoli.
"At the moment I can answer Manchester City or Liverpool", the Italian Sarri, was quoted as saying, while revealing the teams he thinks were true title contenders.