Aston Villa last night confirmed that John Terry had returned to the club, with the Chelsea legend set to be assistant manager to Dean Smith.
It comes after Terry enjoyed a very successful season with Villa in the previous campaign under Steve Bruce, with his dominant displays and influence a key reason behind their top-six finish.
However, it ended in disappointment with Villa losing to Fulham at Wembley in the play-off final, which was Terry’s last game in football.
But, he has made it very clear he wants to be a manager one day and will get his chance as a coach in the new-look Villa management setup, as Smith’s number two.
And, the 37-year-old took to Instagram to reveal how pleased he was to be returning to Villa Park.
“Delighted to be assisting Dean at @avfcofficial. Looking forward to my 1st steps into coaching and returning to a club where I have great memories.”
He will join a club in a difficult position, with Villa 15th in the Championship having only won three of their 12 games this season.
The first match in charge for the new manager will be against Swansea on October 20.
Terry has made it clear he wants to become a manager one day so this is a great opportunity for him to learn from Smith and help Villa.
Clearly, it’s a club he is very fond of from last season and he is a figure that will be respected in the dressing room.
Now though, it’s about building up a good relationship with Smith and helping Villa get some much-needed victories.
Thoughts, Villa fans? Let us know in the comments below.
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