John Terry
John Terry

Former England and Chelsea captain, John Terry, announced his retirement from football on Sunday, with the 37-year-old central defender now set to pursue a career in management.

Terry, who spent the greater part of his career with Chelsea, captained championship side Aston Villa last season and the Birmingham club reportedly now want him to join their coaching staff as part of a new-look set-up after they sacked manager Steve Bruce earlier this week.

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“After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing,” Terry said in a message posted on his Instagram account.

Terry won a lot of trophies with Chelsea which include four Premier League trophies, five FA Cups, four League Cups, Uefa Champions League in 2012, Uefa Europa League in 2013 among others.