Chelsea Legend, John Terry, set to return to the club in Academy role

The Chelsea icon was confirmed to have returned to west London in an academy role and has now spoken on his appointment

Amid the announcement on his appointment in the new role, Terry took to Twitter to express his thoughts at what is sure to be an emotional reunion.

He wrote: “I’m delighted to announce that I’m coming home, and have taken up a consultancy role @ChelseaFC academy.

“As well as delivering on field coaching sessions I will be involved in coaching discussions and mentoring our academy players.”

Whilst not in an official managerial role, Terry is the latest in a number of former players to have returned to the club to offer their expertise.

Speaking on Terry’s Chelsea return, the Blues’ head of youth development Neil Bath said: “We are delighted to be welcoming John back to Cobham in a role that will involve coaching and mentoring the next generation of young players in our Academy.

“It goes without saying that John’s experience in the game, both as a world-class player and more recently as an assistant coach in the Premier League, will be invaluable for everyone in the building.

“He will be a great mentor for our players and a fantastic asset to our coaching staff. We can’t wait for him to get started.”

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