Monday 23 April 2018

Where next for departing Chelsea captain John Terry?

John Terry applauds the fans before the game against Sunderland
John Terry applauds the fans before the game against Sunderland

John Terry made his 717th Chelsea appearance on Sunday when he was named in the starting line-up against Sunderland, playing 26 minutes of his final match at Stamford Bridge before being substituted to a guard of honour.

The 36-year-old has admitted contemplating retirement at the end of the season, despite having announced his Chelsea departure last month in a bid for more regular football.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at what Terry might do next.


Terry might decide he cannot play for any other club after serving Chelsea for 22 years and may quit altogether. If that happens, expect him to be playing more regularly - on the golf course.


Bournemouth is a possible destination for Terry, should he wish to continue playing in England. West Brom, Swansea and others have also expressed interest in signing the former England captain.


Terry has been studying Portuguese and for his coaching badges, according to regular posts on his Instagram account. He could step up his bid for qualifications to go into coaching or management.


Mega-money offers from China and the Middle East could appeal to Terry. So too could offers from Major League Soccer and Australia's A-League. Accepting any of those offers may depend on his wife and two children.

Press Association

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