John Terry announces retirement from playing football

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Former England and Chelsea captain John Terry has announced his retirement from football.

"As a 14-year-old, I made the biggest and best decision: to sign for Chelsea".

2005 - In 2005, Terry became the first Chelsea player to be named the Professional Footballers' Association Players' Player of the Year.

Reports claim the Northern Irishman is interesting the midlands club who are searching for a replacement for Steve Bruce, who was sacked following a troublesome start to the new Championship campaign.

He also spent last season as a player at Villa, leaving after they missed out on promotion with a loss to Fulham in the Championship play-off final. In September, the 37-year-old was linked with a move to Spartak Moscow, but eventually opted against moving to the Russian capital.

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, who is now unemployed, has also made massive steps as a first team coach, having already won nine trophies at the highest level, including three UEFA Champions League titles.

Terry, who won 78 England caps, left Chelsea in 2017 after 19 seasons at the west London club.

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Terry knows Faria from his time playing under Mourinho at Chelsea. He was the club's most successful captain.

"We achieved so many great memories together and I couldn't have succeeded without you".

"I wish you all the best in this new chapter of your life".

"I dearly hope Villa can get back to where they once were as a football club".

He also referenced his time at Villa by saying: "It was a privilege to represent such a renowned football club with great fans".

The board welcomes him to the club and is looking forward to working...