Chelsea legend John Terry has signed a two-year contract extension as Aston Villa assistant manager after helping the side win promotion to the Premier League.
Terry will now stay with the EPL returnees as assistant coach until 2021, and he is expected to bring his Premier league experience as a Chelsea player to make Villa thrive well.
The former England and Chelsea captain served Aston Villa as a player in 2017/2018 season. Villa failed to earn promotion to the Premier League that season after Fulham edged them out in the Championship playoff final.
The 38 year old returned to Villa in October 2018 following the the arrival of Dean Smith as replacement for Steve Bruce. And Terry assisted Smith to a successful campaign, earning promotion back to the Premier League.
“I am really pleased that JT has extended his current deal as he is a pleasure to work with,” Smith said.
“We have had a successful start to our Villa coaching careers and JT (John Terry) has been instrumental in joining myself, Richard O’Kelly and Neil Cutler.
“He has complemented the team that we have and I have no doubts he will go on to be a top manager in the years to come.
“Our focus now is on the coming season and to try to continue the progress we have had in the past eight months.”