John Terry is hoping that Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea return can help him land a new three-year contract to stay at Stamford Bridge, reports The
The former England skipper, 32, has been unsure about where his future lies after admitting that talks regarding a new contract had so far not taken place, but he hopes that the return of Mourinho, who stressed the importance of retaining the club’s “soul”, will mean he can see out his career with the Blues.
However, Chelsea’s policy of offering no more than 12-month contracts to players over the age of 30 is believed to be unlikely to change even with Mourinho’s second arrival, with owner Roman Abramovich previously stating that no player will be able to finish their career at the club on a long and lucrative contract.
With Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard having previously been set to leave before agreeing to one-year extensions, it remains to be seen whether this policy will be reversed in Terry’s case.
Mourinho said when he returned: “I like the fact that we still have four or five players from the beginning of the winning Chelsea. It’s very important for this football club to always have them as a part of the Chelsea soul.”
A club source also said: “No-one is happier about Jose’s return than John. He didn’t get on with Benitez and believes the change of manager will see him back to his best next season.”
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