John Terry leaves Aston Villa
NEWS DIGEST – Chelsea legend John Terry has confirmed his departure from Championship side Aston Villa.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Terry said:
“I would like to thank Steve Bruce who was instrumental in me joining Villa, I have learnt so much from him as a manager this season that will stay with me forever. Also, I’d like to thank all the staff and players and our owner Dr Tony who it was a real pleasure and honour to work with every day.Finally, a special thank you to the Villa supporters who have supported us both home and away in their thousands, up and down the country and have been amazing to me on a personal level. Villa will always have a place in my heart and I will look back on my time here and think about how close we were to reaching our goal.
“But now going forward, I would like to wish the management, staff, players and supporters good luck for the future.”
In a statement confirming his departure on Aston Villa’s official website (www.avfc.co.uk), the club said: “We would like to place on record our most sincere thanks for the effort and professionalism he showed with us last season.
“John is a true leader and was everything and more that we hoped. Hugely popular and influential in the dressing room, he played a real captain’s role in creating the incredible bond the players shared with our supporters, and vice-versa. We hope he looks back on his time with Villa fondly and we wish him the very best as his career moves forward.”
The former Chelsea captain played a key role in helping Villa to the brink of promotion to the Premier League, making 32 Championship appearances.
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