London: The Premier League club confirmed on Wednesday that former Chelsea captain John Terry will return to the Cobham training center to begin a coaching consultancy role.
The Blues legend will work with Chelsea’s youth players and coaching staff in the youth development programme, sharing the vast experience he has gained from his 20-year playing career and recent magic as an assistant coach at Aston Villa. He will begin the role in a part-time capacity early next month.
Chelsea said in a statement, “This flexibility is beneficial to both John and the academy, as it allows him to develop his own coaching skills alongside other commitments, while making better use of it within our development programme. being done.”
Neil Bath, Head of Youth Development, said: “We are delighted to welcome John to Cobham in a role that will include coaching and mentoring the next generation of young players at our academy.”
Joining Chelsea at the age of 14, Terry was a youth team scholar before making 717 senior appearances for the club, the third-highest in Chelsea history, with over 500 of whom accompanied him as captain. Were.
They won 17 trophies during that period, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League.
First published:December 30, 2021, 4:13 am