John Terry has announced his retirement from the game after 23-years of distinguished service
The England and Chelsea legend has announced his retirement as an active professional after four months with a club. Terry played for Aston Villa last season and was seemingly in two minds over a possible retirement. The Chelsea legend had been linked with a move to Russia earlier this summer with Spartak Moscow his early suitors. The links continued to persist despite Terry turning down the opportunity to play in Russia, with a return to Villa also on the cards. However, with the latest development, all the rumours have been put to rest.
John Terry, via his Instagram account, announced his retirement earlier today.
Chelsea’s captain leader legend leaves an everlasting legacy at the Stamford Bridge after a storied career with the Blues. While a captain, he led Chelsea to the Champions League and Europa League crowns. In his over 600 appearances for the Blues, he also won 5 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cups and 3 League Cups.
John Terry’s Chelsea career by numbers:
5 FA Cup
5 Premier League
3 League Cup
1 Champions League
1 Europa League
78 England caps and a play-off run with Aston Villa to add. ? pic.twitter.com/FqqZDletl9
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 7, 2018
Terry is being linked with an immediate return to the game in a managerial capacity. His former club, Aston Villa, recently sacked Steve Bruce and are currently without a manager. Thierry Henry is the current front-runner for the top-job but The 37-year-old could be appointed as the Frenchman’s No.2 or even as a co-manager.
Jose Mourinho’s former assistant Rui Faria and former Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers also remaining in the running to succeed Steve Bruce.
John Terry, today, brought an end to a truly magnificent career. On the field he was the ultimate leader of men, guiding his Chelsea team through their most successful though his career was not without its favourite share of controversies. To this day, Terry remains the player that opposition fans love to hate but the Englishman undoubtedly leaves an everlasting legacy.