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John Terry has signed a contract extension keeping him at Villa Park in his current coaching capacity until June 2021.
With West Brom having shown interest, Chelsea’s hunt for a replacement for Sarri and the possible vacancy at Derby (should Lampard move to Stamford Bridge), then this appears to be prudent business to tie up.
Terry has changed many opinions, including this sites, since his arrival at Villa Park.
After an impressive final playing season, Captaining Villa to the Playoff Final in 2018, Terry hung up his boots, but was forced to exit the club due to our then deepening financial state.
However, Terry returned once Dean Smith was appointed, assuming the role of Assistant Head Coach.
The former Chelsea Captain not only brings a wealth of recent playing experience at the top level, around top players, he also carries the benefit of being a winner at the elite level of the game.
What Smith brings in diligent organisation of the Villa side, one can only consider just how valuable JT’s vast winning experience is to a Villa side that for years seemed content simply ‘not to lose’ football games.
Whilst Terry may inevitably harbour ambitions of his own, there appears on the face of it to be a genuine affinity between him and Aston Villa.
Though the former England Captain’s love for Chelsea is rarely far from his social media, his drive, determination and passion for achieving the best for Aston Villa cannot be brought into question either. JT oozes the notion of ‘winner’.
Though our biggest challenge may come in the form of rejecting advances for his services, particularly as his stock must surely be steadily growing, it’s good to feel assured that at least for the foreseeable, Villa can benefit can the multitude of attributes he brings to the club.