John Terry to mentor Chelsea's next generation in consultancy role

John Terry made 717 senior appearances for Chelsea as a player

John Terry made 717 senior appearances for Chelsea as a player

CHELSEA legend John Terry is returning to the club in a consultancy role that will involve “coaching and mentoring the next generation” at their Academy.

The 41-year-old will work with young players and coaching staff at Cobham, “sharing the vast experience gained from his 20-year playing career and recent spell as assistant coach at Aston Villa.”

Chelsea said: “As well as delivering on-field coaching, our former club captain will contribute to coaching discussions with colleagues, mentor Academy players and support parent dialogue. He will begin the role in a part-time capacity at the start of next month.

“This flexibility is beneficial for both John and the Academy, as it allows him to continue to develop his own coaching skills alongside other commitments, while being used optimally within our development programme.”

Head of Youth Development Neil Bath said: “We are delighted to be welcoming John back to Cobham in a role that will involve coaching and mentoring the next generation of young players in our Academy.

“It goes without saying that John’s experience in the game, both as a world-class player and more recently as an assistant coach in the Premier League, will be invaluable for everyone in the building. He will be a great mentor for our players and a fantastic asset to our coaching staff. We can’t wait for him to get started.”

Terry joined Chelsea at the age of 14 and went on to make 717 senior appearances for the club - more than 500 of which were as captain. He won 17 trophies, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

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