Chelsea have confirmed that captain John Terry will leave the club at the end of the season.
“After 22 years there is so much to say and so many people to thank at this great football club,” Terry said in a statement. “From coaches, team-mates and staff to the fans who have given me so much support down the years, I can’t thank you enough. There will be opportunities for me to speak further about this over the coming weeks.
” I will decide on my future in due course, but for now I am committed to helping the team achieve success this season.”
“I feel I still have plenty to offer on the pitch but understand that opportunities here at Chelsea will be limited for me. I’m eager to carry on playing and so will be looking to continue with a new challenge. I will of course always be a Blue and am desperate to end my final season as a Chelsea player with more silverware.
Chelsea have intimated that Terry will likely return to Stamford Bridge following his playing career in a coaching or ambassadorial capacity.