Former Aston Villa captain John Terry sparks rumours of return as assistant manager after announcing retirement from playing

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Former Aston Villa defender John Terry has announced his retirement from playing – fuelling rumours he could be part of the club’s new management team.

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The ex-Chelsea and England man made his final appearances as a professional in claret and blue after a season-long stint in B6 last year.

But despite offers from overseas, Terry has opted to hang up his boots. He confirmed the news in a post on Instagram.

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Terry’s retirement has sparked rumours that he could become the new assistant manager at the club alongside former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, who has emerged as a frontrunner for the vacant role.

Villa are looking for a new manager following their decision to sack Steve Bruce after a poor start to the Championship season.

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