John Terry reacts as his return to Chelsea in academy role is confirmed

John Terry uploads post after Chelsea confirm his return in academy role, Cesc Fabregas and others respond

Chelsea confirmed on Wednesday that iconic figure John Terry is returning to the club in a position with the academy.

The Blues announced on their official website that the 41-year-old will take on the job of a coaching consultancy role at the Chelsea academy.

Terry, who enjoyed a glittering 19-year career at Stamford Bridge in his playing days, is regarded by most as Chelsea’s greatest ever defender and captain.

The Englishman has spent a few seasons since his retirement as the assistant manager at Aston Villa. He’s now back with the Blues trying to improve the club’s youngsters, though.

Terry uploaded a heartfelt post on Instagram today after the Chelsea announcement, which prompted responses from the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Willian.

High expectations of Chelsea academy

In fairness, many expected Terry to land his first job in senior management after leaving Villa. However, he’s moving to Cobham to work within Chelsea’s academy system.

The quality production line from the Blues academy in recent years has been staggering, so a lot of eyes are on them to see who else they are currently developing within their ranks.

Harvey Vale, Jude Soonsup-Bell and Xavier Simons are the three latest talents from the club’s academy to make first-team debuts.

Chelsea will be hoping they already own players that can follow in the footsteps of players like Reece James and Mason Mount in years to come.

If you’re a young defender currently on the books at the Bridge, you must be really excited to see what you can learn from someone legendary like Terry.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.