This week saw former England and Chelsea captain John Terry hang up his boots. After a controversial but successful career, the veteran has decided it is time to call it a day.
His last club was Aston Villa. However, after failing to help them to promotion last season, his contract came to an end with the club.
He does however still hold an affinity for his final team and, it appears, the club feel the same way. Since the retirement, rumours have abounded that Terry will be coming on board the new coaching team at Villa Park – with Thierry Henry as head coach.
Which would surely leave one Aston Villa player very happy?
Tammy Abraham is currently on loan at Aston Villa from Terry’s most synonymous club Chelsea. The striker, who has played for England, has already scored three goals for the club and could be a real threat for Aston Villa in any post-appointment turnaround.
“He (Terry) was one of the first people to call me and said it was a great club and he enjoyed every minute here.
“He said I would like it, like the manager, like the players and I believed him so I’m here.”
He also has a good relationship with Terry. As he revealed prior to agreeing on a loan move to Aston Villa, the former captain helped convince him that Bodymoor Heath was the right move for him.
As reported by the Express and Star, Terry was one of the ‘first people to call’ the young striker and inform him he ‘enjoyed every minute’ as an Aston Villa player.
If he could now get to work with the Chelsea legend, it could only help his circumstances at the Championship club.