Former Chelsea Captain John Terry Cements Future Plans
Chelsea legend John Terry has spoken out about his future career plans.
The former Blues skipper left the club at the end of last season after having won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa League.
He joined Aston Villa last summer despite having had offers from Premier League clubs. The former England international revealed that he opted to join the Villans because it would prevent him from playing against Chelsea.
Despite being 37 years old, Terry has performed impressively for Steve Bruce’s side, leading from the front after being appointed club captain at the beginning of the season. He played in 32 of Villa’s 46 Championship games and helped them to secure a place in the playoffs as they finished fourth in the table.
When Terry joined Villa, he agreed to a one-year contract with the possibility of extending for another season. If Villa do fail to win Premier League promotion, the chances are high that Terry will indeed end his career. However, he has since revealed that he will honour his contract option if the club do win promotion.
Speaking to his side’s official website, he said: “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.”