Terry announces retirement, set to become Henry’s assistant at Aston Villa

Florence Fletcher
October 11, 2018

Terry made his Chelsea debut as an 17-year-old in 1998 during an EFL Cup tie against the club he would later play for, Aston Villa.

He won five Premier League titles, had five FA Cup triumphs and claimed the League Cup three times with Chelsea.

Faria's agent Jorge Mendes has been advising Villa's new owners after they axed Steve Bruce.

Terry had also been in the running for the job after calling time on his playing career this week.

The Birmingham-based side were looking to have the ex-England global return as a player, while Spartak Moscow were after him as well, but Terry has since chose to close that chapter of his life as he looks towards the future.

While Terry's success on the field is unquestioned, given how many trophies he lifted for boyhood club Chelsea, he divides opinion among followers of other clubs after controversies during his career. But Celtic is a massive club and there's not many places you can go when you leave Celtic and still be at a big club.

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"Words will never be enough to show how much everyone at the club means to me, in particular the fans".

"I dearly hope Villa can get back to where they once were as a football club".

"To me, you are the best fans in the world". He's just retired from playing and he's thinking about the future, and if the opportunity comes to manage a club like Aston Villa, that would be a dream job for him.

'"The board welcomes him to the club and is looking forward to working with him and his staff".

His last game as a professional was Villa's 1-0 Championship play-off final defeat by Fulham in May - a loss that denied Villa a return to the Premier League.

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