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John Terry signs contract extension with Aston Villa

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Aston Villa have convinced John Terry that he is at the perfect place to continue developing into a great manager in the future.

John Terry has distanced himself permanently from the soon-to-be vacant managerial post at Derby County by signing a new contract with Aston Villa.

The former England captain was heavily linked with a move to Derby in order to replace Chelsea bound Frank Lampard. However, Terry is not going to replace his former Chelsea and England teammate.

John Terry has decided to continue working with Aston Villa after playing a key role in guiding the Villans back to Premier League. Ironically, Villa beat Lampard’s Derby in the play-off final for that.

As reported by Daily Mail, Dean Smith is excited at the prospect of seeing John Terry help the club during its battle for survival in the Premier League next season.

‘I am really pleased that JT has extended his current deal as he is a pleasure to work with.

‘We have had a successful start to our Villa coaching careers and JT has been instrumental in joining myself, Richard O’Kelly and Neil Cutler.

‘He has complimented the team that we have and I have no doubts he will go on to be a top manager in the years to come.

‘Our focus now is on the coming season and to try to continue the progress we have had in the past 8 months.’

John Terry also confirmed his extension via Instagram.

Terry added: ‘I’m delighted to have extended my contract at Aston Villa. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed assisting, working and learning from the Gaffer, Richard and Cutts and look forward to doing so for the season ahead.

Now tougher challenges are ahead as we focus on making our mark on the most competitive league in the world.

‘I’m sure the fans will get behind us as they always do and help make Villa Park a tough place to come and play.”