Chelsea Manager Hints On Captain John Terry’s Future At The Club

Mourinho To Rest Key Players

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that the club could offer a contract extension to John Terry after the captain has once again impressed this season and has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Terry has been a key player for Jose Mourinho and has been ever present under him. He was instrumental in Mourinho’s first spell at the club and has shown that he still has the quality after making it into the first team last season despite a troubled period under former managers Andre Villas-Boas and Rafael Benitez.

Mourinho said, “Every individual is an individual. There are old players at the age of 22. I know some — 22 and old. I know young guys at 36 or 37. John is one of them.

“I had Javier Zanetti at Inter who was already 37. When the other guys came after a day off from training, he’d run from his home to burn the energy from his day off. I don’t know (how long Terry can play). You never know when. The important thing is that, tomorrow, it’s the next match and he’s in great condition to play,” he added.

Terry has made 20 appearances for his side this season and has been a key cog in their strong showing defensively. With the type of attack they possess, most of the work done at the back by Gary Cahill and John Terry is often neglected.

Despite being 34, Terry has been surprisingly fit this season and his side have needed it as they have the inexperienced Kurt Zouma as the only real backup on their bench. Terry’s contract expires in the summer, but considering his performances recently, it’s likely that the former England international will be offered a new contract. It will however, be a one-year extension as the Club have a policy in place for those who are beyond 30 years old.

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