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Chelsea loanee and Aston Villa forward Tammy Abraham has praised club’s legend John Terry following his appointment as new coach assistant at Villa Park, alongside new manager Dean Smith, earlier last week.

The England international told Press Association Sport: “Everyone sees him as a leader, he was a great captain and great player. The way he was on and off the pitch, he was always a leader. A lot of players will look up to him. Hopefully one day we’ll be seeing him as a first-team manager. He’s got all the qualities to become one.

“He was always so calm and relaxed, he would always encourage but you’d never see him angry. I’d like to see how he is as a manager too”.

Then Abraham added: “When he retired I sent him a nice message and said congrats on retirement and that was the last time we spoke. The next thing I know he’s the assistant manager.

“Even with Chelsea, when I went up to the first team he always welcomed me and took me under his arm.

“I’ve been close to him ever since, before the start of the season he called me and spoke to me about Villa. He said how much he enjoyed it and said it would be a good club for me. Now we’re working together, it’s a funny thing.”

Aston Villa are struggling to climb-up the table having earned just 15 points from 12 games so far.

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Chelsea legend John Terry announced it tonight: he won’t be a football player anymore.

The former Blues skipper published a post on his Instagram profile to share his decision with millions of football fans in the world.

Terry, almost 38, entered Chelsea academy when he was only 14, having previously played for West Ham and made his debut in the first team when he was not even 18, on 28th October 1998, as a late substitute in a League Cup game with Aston Villa.

The former England international made his first-team breakthrough in 2000-2001, where he started 23 times and was voted Club’s Player of the Year.

John is Chelsea’s most successful captain, having led the club to five Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one Champions League title since 2004, when José Mourinho gave him the armband.

He is one of five players to have made over 500 appearances for Chelsea and is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender with 41 total goals.

Alongside with Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Petr Cech and Ashley Cole he was the core of fantastic Chelsea team that won in England and Europe for a decade.

In 2007, he became the first captain to lift the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium in Chelsea’s 1–0 win against Manchester United and also the first player to score an international goal there, scoring a header in England‘s 1–1 draw with Brazil: he collected 76 caps and 6 goals for the national team.

In his final season at Chelsea in 2017,  when the Blues won the Premier League with Antonio Conte, he became the first ever player to captain a team to title on five occasions.

The last club he played for was Aston Villa in the past season, in the Championship: he revealed he chose not to play for another Premier League side to not face Chelsea.

 

 

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed he would be “open” to the idea of John Terry returning to the club after the 37-year-old turned down a lucrative offer from Spartak Moscow earlier this week.

The Italian boss told journalists: “Last time I spoke to him he told me he wants to play for another season. That was about a week ago. I don’t know now the situation”.

“Chelsea is his home. I am open to the idea [of him returning], of course. For sure he would be a point of reference for me, for everybody I think”.

“I don’t know if there is a chance; he told me he wants to play. It’s up to him. If he wants to play for another season, it’s right he tries to play. If he wants to help us, I am really very happy”.

John Terry spent last campaign at Championship side Aston Villa, having left Chelsea in 2017, and is reportedly considering a staff role at Stamford Bridge.

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John Terry has turned down a move to Russian side Spartak Moscow for family reasons.

Last week Sky Sport Italia reported  that the former England and Chelsea captain was in talks over a one-year deal, with the option of an extra 12 months.

The former Blues skipper- who’s got two 12-year-old twins – underwent a medical in Rome last Friday but eventually decided he won’t move to Russia to stay closer to his family, who didn’t want to move to Moscow.

He wrote on Instagram: “After considerable thought, I have decided to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season.

They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism. But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right move for ourselves at this time.”

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John Terry said his farewell to Antonio Conte following the news of is imminent sacking from the managerial role at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian manager, who joined the Blues in July 2016, won the Premier League title during his first season in charge as manager. And that was the last campaign for John Terry as a Chelsea player and captain.

The Chelsea legend wrote on Instagram: “Thank You Boss. Great man, Great manager. I wish you every success in the future”.

Then, the former Chelsea captain suddenly added another post on his Instagram account: “Love this man. Thanks for everything Boss”, Terry wrote.

In a time that should have been the most difficult season of my career, Antonio was honest, respectful and there for me whenever I needed him. I love working and learning from him. Thank you for everything boss”.

 

 

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Former Chelsea captain John Terry has confirmed he will leave Aston Villa following just one season at the club. The 37-year-old signed a one-year-deal last summer and “gave everything” to reach the promotion in the current campaign, as he wrote on Instagram tonight.

Terry made 35 appearances with the SkyBet Championship side before Saturday’s play-off final loss to Fulham. He said: “I will look back on my time here and think about how close we were to reaching our goal. I have given my everything this year both on and off the pitch”.

“I’m still hurting today that we never managed to get back to the Premier League, where this club 100% belongs. This club will always have a place in my heart”.

We wrote earlier last week that John Terry was expected to sign a new deal with Aston Villa despite failing to reach their main target of the season before something apparently went wrong.

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Former Chelsea captain and club’s legend John Terry wants to sign a new deal with Aston Villa despite failing to get promotion to Premier League after 1-0 loss against Fulham in play-off final at Wembley.

It is understood 37-year-old would have extended his contract automatically if the Villains reached a promotion.

Terry, who’s been pictured in tears after failing to get a well-deserved promotion, featured 20 times this season scoring once against Middlesbrough earlier in October.

 

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Chelsea legend John Terry reveals his future plans: last year the former Blues skipper claimed he joined Aston Villa, who are playing the Championship, because he couldn’t sign with any another Premier League side that wasn’t Chelsea.

But now it seems he changed his mind and he opens his door to other Premier League clubs:

“I hope this isn’t the end. If we go up, I’m staying. And hopefully I can play for a few more years in the Premier League.’

“It’s only fair that if we go up, which is the belief within the group, that I stick around. It’s in my contract when I hit a certain number of matches.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it here and love the way I’ve been accepted. I had to perform to get the approval of the fans and the group, and it was a big call by the manager, too, to sign someone at 36 years of age and coming to the end of their career.’

“The job isn’t done yet. We’ve got a few more games to go. But hopefully I am here next season.”

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Chelsea legend John Terry, paid tribute to Ray Wilkins who passed away yesterday.

In particular, Terry remembered the time he was a young player and Wilkins spoke very often with him.

Ray was such a great man,” the former Blues centre-back told TalkSport“I was 16 or 17, standing there cleaning my boots and cleaning my pro’s boots, and he’d come and say to me, ‘JT, come on fella, get your boots on’. He would say to me that I need to work on my left foot, I need to work on this…You look at the world class players he played with, I was always asking him questions about them, all us young players used to sit there picking his brains and he always had so much time. I was a young player, I was nothing, but he had so much time for myself and the other young players to pass on his education of the game and his experiences in football. I will always remember him saying to me: ‘JT, why have two touches when one will do? Get it and give it to the midfielder. They’re the proper players, son, you’re a defender for a reason’! He would pick players up after defeat. As individuals, if you were going through a difficult time on and off the field, he’d be the first one to pull you into the office or put an arm around your shoulder or call you and make sure everything was ok. It wasn’t just the first-team players, it was the staff as well, he treated everybody exactly the same. He made everyone feel special.”

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Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen admitted he sought John Terry‘s advice after his mistakes vs Barcelona in the Champions League last 16.

I try to keep it inside the club and not bring it home with me,” Christensen told Eurosport in Denmark. “My team-mates have also seen all my other performances, so they know that these mistakes aren’t typical for me. I have had a smaller talk with John Terry, he has also experienced setbacks, and it is always nice to talk to someone watching it from the outside and to learn that they have experienced the same. He told me that it is natural to make mistakes. And he tried to put it in perspective for me saying that if a forward misses a chance he can make it good again by scoring when he gets the next opportunity, but we can’t change a goal scored against us. So when we make mistakes it is more crucial and it is easy to point fingers at. I have realized it, looked at it and now I have moved on. It has been difficult to get out of. You are not doubting yourself, but you might get a bit more cautious in what you do, and that can make things even worse. So it is difficult to get out of it; move on from. I’ve been annoyed at myself, and that is difficult to get rid of – especially when there is a week between the matches, because then you have a whole week to think about it. You just want to move on to the next match so that you can play a match without mistakes. I can’t avoid making mistakes, but in some games the mistakes have been decisive, so now I am just waiting for the next games to come, so I can prove that the mistakes aren’t typical for me. I thought about it after making two mistakes in two matches, that I might be out of the next one. But I try to tell myself that before these matches I have played all the other ones almost with no mistakes at all. I hope that is the reason that I get to start, because he knows that – besides the last couple of matches – he can trust me, I haven’t made any mistakes, but been very solid for a long period. I am focusing on all the good games I have played this season.”

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