Blues legend John Terry joins Aston Villa on one-year deal

Aston Villa's new signing John Terry has set his sights on returning to Chelsea one day as manager.

"Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of John Terry on a one-year deal", read the statement on the club's website.

Unibet's logo will appear on the front of Aston Villa's new Under Armour shirts for the 2017/18 season.

John Terry has quite ridiculously claimed that Chelsea's current crop of youngsters are better than those at Champions League semi-finalists Monaco. Well, you could use the other buttock, Guy. "Even when (Jose) Mourinho first came to Chelsea, I kept an open book during pre-season, writing down the session, so I'll be looking at that as well".

The bridge that JT really wants to cross is the bridge to management, and he's also hoping that his time at Villa will help him in that regard.

The 36-year-old revealed to the Birmingham Mail that the final decision to move to Villa Park was not straightforward as he said: "I pretty much wasn't sleeping". Just ask Diego Costa, who was told by manager Antonio Conte via text that he was no longer in Chelsea's plans.

Quoted in several national newspapers, Terry said: "Do you dream too big? That would be incredible but I realise as well you can't go in somewhere like Chelsea as your first job". "I think that's a decision for you guys [the media] to make, or the supporters". You need to go and learn, whether that's in the academy like Stevie [Liverpool Under-18s boss Steven Gerrard] is doing.

"It's hard to get jobs". But what I do get a lot when you spend time and have photos with people's kids is: 'You're actually a nice guy.' "People see you in a way and put you in a bracket of 'right, he's an arsehole.' But that's not me".

Bruce said: "We've had many conversations, but most of it was about playing the last few years of your career".

Vanessa Coleman

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