John Terry announces retirement from playing football

Thierry Henry lined up to be Elmohamady’s next manager – Reports

Thierry Henry lined up to be Elmohamady’s next manager – Reports

Announcing his decision in social media, Terry wrote: "After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time for me to retire from playing". Terry first joined the club when he was 14 and went on to win five Premier League titles.

Terry made his Chelsea debut as an 17-year-old in 1998 during an EFL Cup tie against the club he would later play for, Aston Villa.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Aston Villa planning to hire Chelsea legend John Terry as an assistant coach after sacking Steve Brice over poor run of results.

Here is Terry's career in pictures.

Then, on Monday Belgium assistant manager Thierry Henry, who was hotly linked with Villa in the summer, was shredded to a minuscule 1/6 in the betting.

Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry has chose to call time on his playing career after 23 years in the game.

"What a player, what a leader, what a career".

"I was at a function last night and John Terry was there and I had a feeling he was right in the frame for the Villa job", Redknapp added.

"We achieved so many great memories together and I couldn't have succeeded without you".

"Both men are winners and I hope the Premier League's best striker and defender prove a successful combination in the dugout".

In a recent Sportsmail interview, Terry thanked Bruce for taking him to Villa Park, where he made 32 league appearances last season and took Villa into the Play-off Final.

He also referenced his time at Villa by saying: "It was a privilege to represent such a renowned football club with great fans".

Terry held on to the Chelsea captaincy despite being banned for four matches and fined in 2012 for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand. I look forward to the next chapter in my life and the challenges in my head.

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