The former England captain, 36, is ending his 19-year, trophy-laden career at Chelsea in the summer.
And today, Bilic said: “We are going to see, I’m a big admirer of John, he is one of the best that ever played, not only in that position but in general. He won everything, he did everything and we are talking about an England captain, a true leader.
“We are pretty well covered in that position, we have quality and we have experience, but we will see.
Source: Tribal football