John Terry has joined Chelsea in an advisory role.© AFP
Former Chelsea captain John Terry returns to the club where he won 17 trophies, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League in a coaching advisory role with their Academy. “I am delighted to announce that I am coming home and taking up an advisory position at ChelseaFC academy,” the 41-year-old former defender said on social media.
“In addition to giving field coaching sessions, I will be involved in coaching conversations and guiding our academy players.”
The former England skipper, who has been out of a job since leaving his role as assistant coach at Aston Villa in July, will focus on Chelsea’s youth development programme.
“The Blues legend will work with our young players and coaching staff in our youth development program and share the vast experience he has gained during his 20-year playing career and recent stint as assistant coach at Aston Villa,” the club said in a statement. on her website. website.
Despite being involved in unsavory incidents on and off the pitch during his playing days, Neil Bath, Chelsea’s head of youth development, said Terry would be a ‘wonderful mentor’ to the youngsters.
“It goes without saying that John’s experience in the game, both as a world-class player and more recently as an assistant coach in the Premier League, will be invaluable to everyone in the building,” said Bath.
“He will be a great mentor to our players and a fantastic asset to our coaching staff. We can’t wait for him to get started.”
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