Terry to leave Chelsea but wants to keep playing

However Terry, who has made enough appearances to receiver another Premier League winners' medal this term should Chelsea land the title, did reiterate his desire to return to the Bridge in another role somewhere along the line.

The 36-year-old former England central defender has made 713 appearances for the west London side, third in the Blues' all-time list.

Chelsea and Terry jointly announced the player's end-of-season departure on Monday.

'Then I realized who you were from your first speech right before our first friendly game vs Celtic'.

"There will be opportunities for me to speak further about this over the coming weeks".

"Every manager and club would think about him because there aren't many leaders like him", Bilic said, per Marc Isaacs of the Mirror.

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Terry posted several messages on social media, as did his wife, and he explained that the timing of his announcement was all down to his love for the club - and wanting them to go on and win the rest of their fixtures this season. His physical presence, anticipation, and leadership qualities made him the outstanding figure in Chelsea's defence as the club enjoyed a run of trophy success. Off the pitch a great friend to not just me but so many at the club and outside of it. You've celebrated with me when we've won and supported me when we've lost. But Chinese clubs, such as Shanghai Shenhua FC, Shanghai SIPG, and Shandong Luneng, can offer the kind of money that more modest Premier League teams cannot compete with.

He won the 2012 Champions League, four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups and the Europa League with Chelsea.

John Terry dropped the Mother Of All Transfer Bombs on us earlier this week by announcing that he's ending his Chelsea playing career after two decades.

Many fans feel that he would have been an England regular if he had no injury problems, but still hold him in higher regard than Terry. Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion have both been linked with a move for Terry - who has no plans to hang up his boots at the end of the campaign - and Bilic has joined the group of suitors.

"I am fully focused on helping the team and manager in every way I can until the and of the season".

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