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Chelsea just announced they extended the contract with John Terry for another year.

Here the official statement:

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce John Terry has signed a new one-year contract.

The decision has been taken following the appointment of Antonio Conte as the club’s new manager last month, and consultation between Terry, Conte, the owner and the board.

 

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Former Chelsea midfielder Deco believes John Terry can play in Premier League with Blues for at least one more year.

The 35-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge has been heavily discussed after Terry in person revealed he is considering the one-year contract extension.

The Portuguese told Omnisport: “Terry is a fantastic captain,”

“He’s a legend of the club, he’s a reference for the players and, of course, he deserves one year more. I think he can still play at a high level.”

“But like I said, he’s a legend, he’s important for the club and for the young players too, and of course I think he’s good to stay one more year.”

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John Terry left Stamford Bridge after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City over four hours since the game finished.

There is speculation that the Chelsea legend was meeting with Blues director Marina Granovskaia.

After the game an emotional Terry told fans at Stamford Bridge that he wanted to stay at the club.

He went on to say that his future at the Blues would be secured within the next few days.

Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo was only seen leaving the stadium at 20.15, over two hours after the game had finished, and the chairman, Bruce Buck, left right after him.

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Guus Hiddink held his final press conference as a Chelsea manager this afternoon after the 1-1 draw against Leicester.

When asked if he had some special feelings after his farewell he said:

“I didn’t feel tears going over my cheeks but of course it’s always emotional.

“It’s not that dramatic as I think I will be back every now and then, not in the limelight, just hidden a bit, to help out with the academy boys etc, so I won’t say a dramatic crying goodbye as after the summer I will be back every now and again.”

Hiddink also stated that he is confident the club will do well next season:

“I have full confidence they will go up to where they belong and that is fighting for silverware and being at least in fourth, third, second or first position.

“It won’t be easy. This season we are all aware what other clubs can do as well. We have seen Leicester and Tottenham and also West Ham doing well. Other clubs are knocking on the door and having more finances, and maybe with some smart recruiting, I don’t think it’s now a done deal that the four established clubs from the past are the four established clubs for the future.”

About John Terry’s future, he claimed:

“I am happy they are in contact and they are talking. That’s good. I don’t want to speculate but personally I hope they will manage to come to a solution.

“Although he is 35 he is still physically and mentally very fit. He can contribute a lot.”

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In the usual lap of honour at the end of the season at Stamford Bridge John Terry has stated he wants to remain at the club.

The Chelsea legend stated in response to the crowd chanting “John Terry we want you to stay”:

I want to stay and the club, the fans know that. I want to stay.“

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was seen applauding in the box at this, some saw it as a sign that the negotiation with the Chelsea skipper can be successful.

The club captain gave no clear answers as to weather he would stay, but stated he wanted too and that everything would be sorted in the next couple of days.

Terry was really emotional during the entire lap of honour and struggled to hold tears back.

It seemed like that was the last time his supporters could see him at Stamford Bridge as a Blues player, but then it came the surprise when he grabbed the microphone at the center of he pitch.

The Chelsea legend was also lifted into the air by his team-mates.

 

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Chelsea club captain John Terry could have had his final words today published in the match programme when they take on Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.

Terry takes time out to congratulate Leicester City on their title triumph and then talks emotionally about his time with Chelsea over the years and how much the supporting fans mean to him.

“I want to congratulate Leicester on their title, especially Claudio, as our former manager + Huthy & Schwarz, as ex-team-mates. From my point of view, as a Chelsea player, if anyone else was going to win it, I’d have wanted Leicester to win it.

“Leicester have been the best side this year, now we have to come back strong next season & perform a lot better than we have done. For a club like this, and a group of players of our ability, this season’s not been acceptable. We want to end on a positive note.

“I want to thank Guus ahead of his last game in charge – he has been unbelievable for me. He has helped me a lot this year. Not only as a manager but as a father-figure too. Guus’ door has always been open and you never forget that stuff as a player.

“What Guus achieved in his last spell here and what he has done for the players this time has been phenomenal. All the players, and I think the fans as well, love Guus to bits because he cares about Chelsea.

“I also want to thank the staff, both at Cobham and Stamford Bridge, for all their hard work and everything they do for us.

“Now the supporters. This season you have cheered us through difficult times and you will always be there. Players will come and go. Managers will come and go. The fans will always be there, from the age of 14 I have seen the love you have for this football club. I have been in the stands with you and I am very fortunate to be where I am now; on the pitch, captain of this great football club.

“From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of all the players, we thank you fans for everything, for backing us this season. And through the success we’ve had over the years. That’s where we want to get back to, together. We want to fight for titles again.

“We hope this year is just a blip that doesn’t reoccur soon. Come on the Chels!”

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Current English champion Claudio Ranieri will be back tomorrow to Stamford Bridge with Leicester City, in the stadium where he started his Premier League adventure sixteen years ago and where he stayed four years, until José Mourinho came in his first spell in 2004.

The Italian manager admitted that it will be an emotional return for him:

“I don’t know how I will feel. I saw some of the Chelsea supporters with placards saying ‘Do it for Claudio’ and I would like to thank them all personally for that.

“I have been back to Stamford Bridge with Juventus in the Champions League, but this will be different.

“When I left Chelsea the players gave me a guard of honour. It was one of the greatest moments of my sporting life.

Speaking about his incredible triumph with the Foxes he said:

“It’s impossible for me to reflect on everything right now because it’s too fresh. I need time to put it all into perspective.

“But it just shows that if you believe in yourself, then sooner or later it will come to you.”

“It hasn’t changed my mind about me but maybe it has changed other people’s.

“I knew very well what I had achieved but it’s not important for me to be given credit or not.”

Ranieri also said that he is sorry John Terry is suspended, because he would have loved to see him on the pitch:

“That’s sad because he is like a son to me,” he said.

“I wanted him to be out there on the pitch.”

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Also Frank Lampard sent a message to his friend and ex team-mate John Terry, who might leave Chelsea at the end of this season.

The Blues all time top scorer said he was sorry not to present tonight, but he was stuck in the USA for duties with his new team New York City FC:

“John Terry is the greatest Premier League defender, beyond a doubt,” Lampard started.

“Thank you John for being able to play alongside you. We as Chelsea people want him to stay involved with the club.

“Thank you Chelsea fans for continuing to support the club and me. The club will be back and challenging again very soon,” he concluded.

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Chelsea captain John Terry © Francesca Ceciarini

A very emotional tribute was paid to Chelsea legend John Terry at tonight Player of the Year award ceremony.

A video showing messages from Didier Drogba, Gianfranco Zola, Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli was showed.

Drogba said: “My first memory of John Terry was my first day at Chelsea. He welcomed me, I didn’t know at the time he was captain.”

“He was so young. I thought, who is this guy? He’s a beast! From that day I have seen that John Terry is a great leader.”

Vialli added: “John, I hope you don’t forget who gave you your debut. Unfortunately I couldn’t make you a regular, I was sacked…”

John Terry couldn’t hold back tears after this and when he was called on stage he was too emotional to step up there, while the whole room was chanting “JOHN TERRY! JOHN TERRY!”.

It’s news from today that Chelsea offered his captain a new deal, but the Blues skipper later revealed with a post on his Instagram account that the role they offered to him is different and he needs time to think about it.

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With a post on his Instagram account Chelsea captain John Terry revealed that during the meeting with Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia a couple of days ago he was offered a different role and now he needs time to make a decision:

“Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes,” he started.

“The contract extension the club has offered me is a different role.

“I hope everyone will understand I want to take the time to consider it carefully before making a decision.”

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