It’s the return of a legend. John Terry will assist Mauricio Pochettino in leading the Chelsea youth academy.
The UK’s Daily Mail reported on April 8 that “Terry is back at Chelsea. He left the Blues just a few months ago to take up the Leicester City head coach role, but returned when the Foxes were relegated to the second tier Championship.” “I’m very happy to be back in my hometown to work with the youth academy,” Terry said on social media.
Terry is one of the best center backs to ever play for Chelsea, the Premier League, and England. When discussing the best 11 of all time for Chelsea, the Premier League, and England, the center back spot is a permanent fixture.
He played 715 games for Chelsea, scoring 67 goals and providing 27 assists. He set a league record of 15 clean sheets in the 2004/05 season that has yet to be broken, and won many trophies, including five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and one UEFA Champions League.
He also led the team as captain for nearly 12 years, from the 2004/05 season until the summer of 2016, when he left the club.
The return of the legend was welcomed by fans with comments such as “Terry will soon be Chelsea”, “The return of a legend”, “Wishing him all the best in his new role at Chelsea”, “Chelsea made a wise decision”, and “Terry’s passion and commitment will have a positive impact on the academy”.
He then met with Pochettino for an affectionate ‘two-shot’, further raising expectations for the upcoming 2023/24 season.
Terry posted a photo of himself rubbing shoulders with Pochettino and wrote: “Great manager, great guy. I’m happy to meet Pochettino. We would have been very good center-back partners,” adding that he looks forward to working with Pochettino, who played as a center-back like him during his playing days.
So far, Chelsea’s summer transfer window has been centered around departures. They let Cesar Aspilicueta and N’Golo Kante leave as free agents, lost Kai Havertz to London rivals Arsenal, and sold Mason Mount to Manchester United.
Mateo Kovacic was sold to Manchester City, Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy to Saudi Arabia, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to AC Milan, totaling £188 million in transfer revenue. 해외안전놀이터 추천
They also brought in Christopher Nkunku from Leipzig and Senegalese midfielder Nicola Jackson from Villarreal to bolster the squad.
After a disappointing 12th place finish in the league last season, Chelsea are looking to rebound under Terry and Pochettino.