Nigel Jemson, the former Nottingham Forest striker, has questioned whether John Terry would be ready to take over at the club if he was approached.
Forest are attempting to find a replacement for Chris Hughton after the club made the decision to sack the manager in midweek after their 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.
That result meant that, under Hughton’s management, Forest did not win a game this season, drawing against Derby County and losing the other six fixtures in the Championship.
Terry is on the lookout for his first managerial job after leaving his role as Aston Villa assistant, and he has been linked with a potential move to the City Ground.
The former Chelsea captain spent a total of three years as the assistant to Dean Smith and Jemson believes that the job may be too big a task for him to take on as his first out-and-out role in management.
He said: “People talk about John Terry. Is it too big a challenge for his first job? He’s got to start somewhere, obviously.
“I know he’s distanced himself from it when Chris was in charge but now Chris has gone, whether that would be an attractive offer for John is the question.”