Former Blues favourite John Terry has spurned reports of his retirement from professional football, saying he is considering all options on the table ahead of the upcoming season. Terry left Stamford Bridge to sign a one-year deal with Championship club Aston Villa last summer but following the Clarets’ failed bid to return to the English top flight, he has decided not to have his contract extended.
After leaving the Birmingham club, reports immediately surfaced that the 37-year-old has decided to call time on his playing career. However, Terry quickly dispelled such rumours in an Instagram post where he said he has not decided to hang up his boots. The former Chelsea skipper also revealed that he has several offers on the table and is currently weighing up his options.
Sky Sports have reportedly offered the legendary centre-back a lucrative stint as a pundit with the network. Thierry Henry recently left his role at Sky to concentrate on a managerial career and Terry has been seen as a fine replacement for the Frenchman. Terry is currently training with Chelsea this summer and it has been reported that the club hierarchy would certainly welcome their former skipper back and offer him a coaching role should he decide to eventually move on to management. However, the former England captain looks set to turn down both offers, as he reckons he still has something to offer on the pitch.
Before joining Aston Villa where he made 32 Championship appearances for last summer, Terry played 717 matches for Chelsea while scoring 67 goals, an impressive tally for a centreback, in a glittering 21-year period at Stamford Bridge. He captained the Blues to five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and three League Cups, while also tasting Champions League and Europa League success with the West London club.