Legend John Terry announces retirement from football, may become manager

Lynette Rowe
October 9, 2018

Derby County manager, Frank Lampard has reacted to the retirement of Chelsea legend, John Terry from football.

Terry called time on his playing career by releasing a statement on his Instagram page, thanking his family, former teammates and staff he worked with during his 23-years in the game. His physical presence, anticipation, and leadership qualities made him the outstanding figure in defence as the club enjoyed a run of trophy success.

Speculation over the Aston Villa managerial job continues with two new names added to the mix - John Terry and Thierry Henry.

Following Steve Bruce's sacking last week, Arsenal legend Henry looks set to enter the world of management, with Terry as his assistant.

He won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League title in his time at Stamford Bridge, becoming the club's most decorated player.

"As a 14-year-old, I made the biggest and best decision: to sign for Chelsea".

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The Belgian camp are said to be confident Henry will remain in their set-up despite Aston Villa upping their interest in the 41-year-old. Words will never be enough to show how much everyone at the club means to me, in particular the fans.

"Both men are winners and I hope the Premier League's best striker and defender prove a successful combination in the dugout".

He also referenced his time at Villa by saying: "It was a privilege to represent such a renowned football club with great fans".

His final game as a professional was Villa's 1-0 Championship play-off final defeat against Fulham at Wembley in May.

His one year spell at Aston Villa also recorded a goal in 32 matches for the lower league side - after which he refused to pen a contract extension at the club.

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