Here in the Football Transfer Tavern we have little doubt that Chelsea skipper John Terry will finish his career at the club especially now Jose Mourinho is back in charge.
Now The Telegraph report that Mourinho has told the former England international he will win a new contract at Stamford Bridge if he continues his fine current form.
Terry secured a point for the Blues in the London derby on Saturday as Mourinho went up against former protege Andre Villas-Boas.
The 32-year-old’s long-term future looked in doubt under former Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez last season but under Mourinho, Terry has played every minute of their Premier League campaign so far.
And the former Real Madrid manager confirms that Terry doesn’t need to worry about his future in SW6.
“I think he always has a future the way he is playing – he has a future in here (at Chelsea), in China, or wherever he wants to have a future,” Mourinho said.
“I have always told him from day one – don’t speak (publicly) about signing a new contract, just speak about working very hard from a physical point of view so you don’t have the same kind of problems you have had in the past two years and then you play regularly.
“He is a very good player and very good players have no problems with their contracts.”
Terry was a fundamental part of Mourinho highly successful first spell at Stamford Bridge and the Blues manager believes that the veteran defender will play a major part this season.
“I think the fact that he knows that I like him has been important,” Mourinho added.
“I trust the player. This is important. In his head he knows if I leave him out I am trying to do the best thing for him and the best thing for the team so he is not under this pressure he was in other years.
“Physically we are working very well with him. I think he is in good condition and he is a brilliant boy.”
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