Former Villans: John Terry Rejoins Chelsea & Maloney Off To Winning Start

John Terry

John Terry, former Villa Captain and Assistant to now sacked Dean Smith, has been out of the game since leaving the club in the summer.

The former England international has been biding his time, after openly stating a desire to spend more time with family whilst considering managerial opportunities that might present.

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After hanging up his boots in 2018, Terry completed his UEFA coaching badges in June 2021.

Terry was a consistent performer in his final campaign with Villa, despite the club missing out on promotion back to the Premier League following defeat to Fulham in 2018.

The Premier League winner left the club as financial problems emerged under the ownership of Tony Xia. Terry rejoined as part of backroom changes made following the removal of Steve Bruce as manager.

Terry was consistently linked with jobs whilst in post at Villa, including Bristol City and Bournemouth when vacancies came up. However nothing has materialised as yet and Terry is reported to be set to take up a role in Chelsea’s academy on a part-time basis in the new year.


Former Villa midfielder Shaun Maloney was recently appointed as Hibs’ new head coach.

Supporters will recall as a £1 million pound signing by Martin O’Neill in January 2007 from Celtic. Maloney arrived as the SPL sides Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season, but struggled to establish himself at Villa Park and returned north of the border citing the move as having been a mistake.

Maloney returned to English football in 2011, notably winning an FA Cup with Wigan.

The former Scottish international was until recently Belgium’s assistant coach to Roberto Martinez. The 38 year old has recorded back to back victories since, in what is his maiden managerial role.

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