The 41-year-old is now the leading candidate for the job, as fans await for him to embark on a similar path like Steven Gerrard with Rangers and Frank Lampard at Derby County.
Dean Smith can still name all 14 players who he watched win the League title for Aston Villa from the Holte End in 1981.
Terry, 37, announced his retirement as a player just a few days ago (he played for Villa last season as they lost in the playoff final, coming up one win short of promotion back to the PL) and it is believed he is in the running to take on the vacant manager position at Villa after Steve Bruce was sacked.
Former Chelsea and England skipper Terry made a decision to call time on his playing career on Sunday.
The centre-back has been without a club since leaving Engish second tier (Championship) side Aston Villa following their playoff defeat to Fulham at the Wembley Stadium last season.
He was also said to be in the frame to become Thierry Henry's assistant at Villa Park, before the Frenchman reportedly opted against taking the post.
Rodgers boasts more experience than both Henry and Terry and has previously won promotion to the Premier League from the Championship with Swansea with promotion being the target for whoever gets the Villa job.
Here is Terry's career in pictures. He succeeded David Beckham as captain following England's quarter-final exit from the 2006 World Cup.
"I wish you all the best in this new chapter of your life".
'"Dean has a clear and successful coaching philosophy as well as a real understanding of Aston Villa Football Club".
He also referenced his time at Villa by saying: "It was a privilege to represent such a renowned football club with great fans".