John Terry is reportedly set to return to Chelsea, four years after departing the club.
Terry, who is arguably Chelsea’s greatest captain of all-time, left the Blues at the tail end of the 2016/17 campaign, having won the title under the stewardship of now Tottenham manager Antonio Conte.
The former England skipper went on to sign for Aston Villa, where he eventually became a coach and Dean Smith’s assistant manager following their promotion to the Premier League.
Terry left Villa earlier in the year, with his departure preceding Smith’s, and after a short break from football, he now appears to return to the game by becoming a Chelsea development coach.
Some news for #CFC fans to celebrate…former captain John Terry is returning to take up a role with the academy in the new year. Part of a piece with @greggevans40 below:
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It remains to be seen if this is a ploy from Terry to work his way up the ranks at Chelsea and eventually work with the first-team, or he intends on staying active before taking a management role elsewhere.
Steven Gerrard worked with the Liverpool youngsters before being offered the Rangers job. He has since launched his management career in the Premier League with Aston Villa.
Either way, Chelsea fans will no doubt be delighted to have Terry back where he belongs. There is not a better man to show those Chelsea youngsters the route to the first-team than him.