Sunday 25 September 2016

Terry takes massive pay cut to stay at Chelsea

Jason Burt

Published 19/05/2016 | 02:30

Chelsea's John Terry has taken a massive pay cut to remain at the club. Photo: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters
Chelsea's John Terry has taken a massive pay cut to remain at the club. Photo: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters

John Terry has signed a new, and probably final, 12-month contract at Chelsea on a third of his current salary, having received a clear message that he can no longer expect to be an automatic first choice.

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However, incoming manager Antonio Conte has been instrumental in demonstrating to the 35-year-old captain (pictured) that he remains an important player for the club as he goes into a 22nd season.

Nevertheless, Terry has agreed a pay deal that will mean his wages drop from £150,000 a week to £50,000-a-week. The contract is purely a playing deal with Terry working towards his coaching badges. There is no ambassadorial role either.

"I am delighted to sign a new contract with the club," Terry said, having thought he had made his 703rd and final appearance when he was recently sent off against Sunderland.

"Everyone knows I am Chelsea through and through. I am looking forward to next season under the new manager and hopefully we can make it a successful one."

Chelsea will continue their efforts to sign a new central defender, however. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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