John Terry leaves Aston Villa to spend some time with his wife Toni and children

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Former Chelsea defender, John Terry has decided to leave Aston Villa to go and spend some time with his wife, Toni, and his twins – son, Georgie and daughter, Summer.

The 40-year-old football legend, took to his Instagram page to share a picture of himself lifting the Championship title he helped Aston Villa to win in May 2019 as the club’s assistant coach to announce his exit from the club.

In the caption, John Terry revealed how proud he is that he started his coaching career at Aston Villa, the last club he played before he retiree from professional football.

Recall that John Terry spent the best of his football career at Chelsea before he left to play for Aston Villa ahead of the 2017-2018 season.

The former England international made 32 appearances for Villa before he retired to become an assistant coach to the club’s head coach Dean Smith. John Terry assisted the coach to gain promotion to the Premier League after spending three seasons in the Championship.

Since the club’s gained promotion to the Premier League ahead of the 2019-2020 season, John Terry has been learning the rules of coaching from Dean.

In the statement he released on Instagram earlier today, July 26, John Terry revealed that after he had spent some quality time with his family, he would visit some clubs across Europe to gain more experience in the business of coaching.

He wrote: “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to have spent these last three years at Aston Villa, but I feel now is the right time to make the extremely difficult decision to move on.

“I want to be as respectful to the manager and everyone at Aston Villa as I can and, having given my future serious consideration over the summer, I genuinely don’t feel it is fair to move into a new season without being certain of seeing that through.

“My immediate plan is to spend some quality time with my family and, thereafter, hopefully, take up some invitations to visit clubs and managers around Europe to develop my aim and objective of becoming a manager.

“It has always been my ambition to move into football management and, providing the right opportunity presents itself, I feel ready to take up such a challenge.

“I would like to thank Christian Purslow and our owners, Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris, for believing in me and giving me the opportunity.

“And I will forever be indebted to the Gaffer for allowing me to start my coaching career at such a wonderful club. I have loved every minute of it and learned so much.

“I can’t thank Dean enough for the support and guidance he has provided me with and I’m sure he will continue to lead the club from strength to strength.

“Finally, I would also like to thank all the players and staff and wish them all the very best for the season ahead and say a huge thank you to the wonderful Aston Villa fans for their support.”

John Terry and the family he plans to spend some quality time with

John Terry, his wife Toni, and his two children enjoying some family getaway.
John Terry, his wife Toni, and his two children enjoying some family getaway.

John Terry was a very rugged player on the pitch during his playing days, but off the pitch, he has been very free from controversies.

The woman that has been on his side even before he became a football star has been his childhood sweetheart, Toni. Terry and Toni have been married since June 2007.

Before they made their relationship official, John Terry and his wife welcomed their set of twins, son, Georgie, and daughter, Summer on 18 May 2006.

Even when he was very busy as the captain of the England national team and Chelsea, the football icon was very close to his children to the extent he was named “Dad of the Year” in 2009.

John Terry and his daughter Summer.
John Terry and his daughter Summer.

Though the kids are now grown, John Terry would put them first before he would embark on his mission to become a world-class coach.