Terry: I’m delighted to stay at Villa

By Graham Hill

JOHN Terry says Villa are back where they belong

The Assistant Head Coach has agreed a two-year extension to his current Villa contract which takes him to 2021.

But he says that, despite last season’s effort in winning promotion, Villa will have to step their efforts up again this season.

Former Chelsea, Villa and England skipper Terry told the official club website: “What a great season it was which ended in promotion at Wembley. However, the hard work starts again now.

“We’re back in the Premier League where we belong.”

Terry was tipped to leave Villa this summer for a manager’s job of his own.

But his new contract has put paid to and speculation that he is aiming to leave anytime soon.

Terry added in a brief statement: “I’m delighted that I have extended my contract at Aston Villa Football Club.

“I’m very thankful to the club and to the gaffer, Dean Smith for giving me the opportunity to work with him and learn from him day-in, day-out.

“I’m also very thankful for all the players and the staff and, of course, the supporters for last season.”

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