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John Terry Set To Retire As He Considers Move To Sky Sports

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John Terry Set To Retire As He Considers Move To Sky Sports

John Terry is set to retire from playing football but instead of going into management it looks like he could be joining fellow Premier League defensive legends Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher in the Sky Studio.

It's just over a year ago that John Terry waved a teary goodbye to Stamford Bridge, he'd actually done the same a year before but was saved by Antonio Conte deciding to keep him for a year, ending a 22 year career with the club.

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He moved to Aston Villa for a season, as he didn't want to stay in the Premier League and face Chelsea, and helped them get to the play-off final. At that point Terry was reportedly negotiating a new deal, one that would ridiculously see him not have to play against the Blues.

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When Villa lost in the final to Fulham he decided to call it a day with the Midlands club, probably a good idea considering their financial problems that weren't resolved until Friday.

Now the former Chelsea and England captain looks set to retire, according to the Mirror, and he is currently considering an offer from Sky Sports to become a television pundit.

Terry would have given the Premier League one last season but has decided to hang up his boots. Image: PA Images
Terry would have given the Premier League one last season but has decided to hang up his boots. Image: PA Images

Terry initially wanted to go into management, a path recently taken by former England colleagues Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, but is now considering Sky's offer and the idea to put his previous ambitions on hold.

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The 37 year old also had offers from around the world to continue his career as a centre back but he has decided that he wants to retire from playing and now he has to make a decision on which is his next path.

Seeing Steven Gerrard as Rangers manager still takes some getting used to. Image: PA Images
Seeing Steven Gerrard as Rangers manager still takes some getting used to. Image: PA Images

It comes at a time when Sky Sports are down a pundit. As well as Gerrard and Lampard leaving BT, to go into management, Sky lost Thierry Henry so the Belgium assistant manager can concentrate on his ambition to become a manager.

Terry would make an excellent addition to the Sky team that includes Neville and the returning Carragher, although it's not the beginnings of a good five-a-side team with so many defenders in the mix.

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Should Terry go into punditry or management?

Topics: John Terry, Football News, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Premier League, Sky Sports, Transfer news

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