On the day where ex-Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri and his all-conquering Leicester side were given a guard of honour at Stamford Bridge, Blues’ captain John Terry gave an emotional post-match speech in which he hinted at a possible new deal with the west Londoners.
35-year-old Terry was expected to leave Chelsea at the end of this season, with his contract coming to an end. The legendary centre-half was duly given a fabulous reception by the home fans at the end of the game. However, in his speech, an emotional Terry spoke of his desire to stay, responding to chants of ‘John Terry, we want you to stay’ by saying:
We all want the same thing. I want to stay, the club knows that, the fans know that.
Terry also said:
This has been a difficult season, we are where we deserve to be in the league. The fans have stuck with us. Thank you.
I can assure you we’ll be back fighting for this title next year. On a personal note, this has been tough for me, very emotional. Before I sign off I’d like to say thank you to Guus Hiddink. He is a great man.
Here’s the speech from the man himself…
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With the club offering Terry a ‘different role’ at the club, the former England star could still be with the Blues come the start of next season, although whether that would be as a player or as a coach remains to be seen.