Former Chelsea captain John Terry returns to the London club having 17 titles as a player with them, including five Premier League titles and one Champions League, to take up an advisory position at the club’s academy.
“I am delighted to announce that I am returning home and that I have accepted an advisory role at Chelsea FC Academy,” Terry said on social media.” In addition to field training sessions, I will participate in training discussions and guide our academy players,” the 41-year-old said.
The former England captain will focus on the Blues youngsters and coaching staff in the youth development program and will bring his experience gained from his 20-year football career and as an assistant coach at Aston Villa. Despite being involved in controversial incidents on and off the pitch during his days as a player, Chelsea’s youth development manager Neil Bath said Terry would be a “great mentor” for young people.”John’s experience in the game, as a world-class player or recently as an assistant coach in the English Premier League, will be very valuable to all the people working in the building,” Bath said, referring to the club’s academy.”He will be a great mentor to our players and a great added value to our coaching staff. We look forward to starting his work.”