John Terry is ‘delighted’ to be ‘coming home’ as the Chelsea legend takes up a part-time consultancy role at his former club’s academy.
After a three-year stint as assistant coach at Aston Villa, the 41-year-old will now work with Chelsea’s youngsters to impart his wisdom.
Terry, a Blues academy graduate himself, enjoyed an illustrious 22-year career at Stamford Bridge, making 717 senior appearances and winning five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League.
‘I’m delighted to announce that I’m coming home, and have taken up a consultancy role @ChelseaFC academy,’ the former Chelsea captain wrote on Twitter.
‘As well as delivering on field coaching sessions I will be involved in coaching discussions and mentoring our academy players.’
‘The Blues legend will work with our young players and coaching staff in our youth development programme, sharing the vast experience gained from his 20-year playing career and recent spell as assistant coach at Aston Villa,’ said the west London club in a statement.
‘As well as delivering on-field coaching, our former club captain will contribute to coaching discussions with colleagues, mentor Academy players and support parent dialogue. He will begin the role in a part-time capacity at the start of next month.
‘This flexibility is beneficial for both John and the Academy, as it allows him to continue to develop his own coaching skills alongside other commitments, while being used optimally within our development programme.’
‘We are delighted to be welcoming John back to Cobham in a role that will involve coaching and mentoring the next generation of young players in our Academy,’ added the club’s head of youth development Neil Bath.
‘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 for everyone in the building.
‘He will be a great mentor for our players and a fantastic asset to our coaching staff. We can’t wait for him to get started.’
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