John Terry posts Instagram message after returning to Chelsea, Falcao issues response

John Terry announced his homecoming at Chelsea via a social media post, one that was met with a few kind replies from former colleagues.

Terry returned to Cobham after a four-year absence to take up a coaching consultancy role in the academy set up.

He left Stamford Bridge to join Aston Villa in 2017, where the 41-year-old would eventually retire and join the first-team staff.

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There had been talks of the ex-defender possibly taking over a Premier League job, with Newcastle United and Norwich City needing a new manager at some stage in the season.

However, both roles were eventually filled by more senior members in the profession.

Terry takes over Chelsea once again

The iconic captain instead came back to his beloved Blues and will mentor the junior talents, whilst also providing a link between the club and the player’s parents.

Posing with a picture of himself inside the halls of Chelsea’s training ground, the fabled centre-half declared that the start of his new job was underway.

In response to Terry’s Instagram post, a few ex-colleagues left their regards.

Radamel Falcao wished his former skipper luck, having briefly shared a changing room during the dismal 2015/16 campaign.

Yannick Bolasie worked under Terry at Villa and demonstrated his respect for the five-time Premier League champion.

Mario Melchiot played 115 times alongside JT for the Blues, so is well stationed to upload a reaction.

With Petr Cech already prominently placed within the organisation, Chelsea are now in even better hands with the captain, leader, legend now part of the project.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.