Aston Villa is delighted to announce that Assistant Head Coach John Terry has signed a new contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2021.
The former England captain played an important role as part of Dean Smith’s coaching team in helping to mastermind Villa’s promotion back to the Premier League at the end of last season.
After a glittering playing career that saw him win five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and Europa League with boyhood club Chelsea, Terry spent his final season as a player at Villa in 2017/18, skippering the side to the Play-Off Final.
Shortly after retiring, the former PFA Player of the Year award winner, who was capped 78 times by his country, was appointed Assistant Head Coach to Dean Smith in October 2018.
CEO Christian Purslow said: “The Board of Aston Villa is delighted with John Terry’s contribution to our club in his first year as an Assistant Head Coach. We admire his dedication and commitment to gaining more experience and learning under Dean Smith’s leadership in these formative years of his managerial career.”
Head Coach Dean Smith added: “I am really pleased that JT has extended his current deal as he is a pleasure to work with. We have had a successful start to our Villa coaching careers and JT has been instrumental in joining myself, Richard O’Kelly and Neil Cutler.
“He has complimented 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.”