John Terry Resigns As Assistant Head Coach At Aston Villa

485
John Terry

Chelsea legend John Terry has left his role as Aston Villa assistant head coach after three years on the job.

Terry, 40, joined Villa as a player in the summer of 2017, taking on the captaincy.

He played 32 games for the Midlands outfit in the 2017/18 season before becoming assistant to boss Dean Smith in October 2018.

READ ALSO:   John Terry Finalises Deal To Join Aston Villa

Terry told the club’s official website: “It has been a tremendous honour and privilege to have spent these last three years at Aston Villa, but I feel now is the right time to make the extremely difficult decision to move on.

“I want to be as respectful to the manager and everyone at Aston Villa as I can and, having given my future serious consideration over the summer, I genuinely don’t feel it is fair to move into a new season without being certain of seeing that through.

READ ALSO:   John Terry Finalises Deal To Join Aston Villa

“My immediate plan is to spend some quality time with my family and, thereafter, hopefully take up some invitations to visit clubs and managers around Europe to develop my aim and objective of becoming a manager.

“It has always been my ambition to move into football management and, providing the right opportunity presents itself, I feel ready to take up such a challenge.”

READ ALSO:   John Terry Finalises Deal To Join Aston Villa

Terry helped Villa to achieve promotion from the Championship in May 2019 as the club ended their three-year Premier League absence with victory over Derby in the play-off final at Wembley.

Villa survived relegation the following season and finished 11th in the last campaign.

Villa manager Dean Smith said: “I’m disappointed to lose John as part of my coaching staff but fully understand and respect his decision.

READ ALSO:   John Terry Finalises Deal To Join Aston Villa

“John has played a huge role in the success the club has enjoyed over the last few years and has been very supportive of myself throughout that period.

“I have no doubts he will go on to be a first-class manager in his own right and wish him well for the future.”

Subscribe to Our VIP Newsletter

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here