John Terry’s 22-year association with Chelsea will come to an end at the end of the season, and while it was believed that the Chelsea captain will join another club next season, the Chelsea skipper has made a stunning revelation that he might as well retire at the end of the season.

He said: “I know I said I wanted to play regular football while I can, but I’ve still not ruled out Sunday being my last game and retiring from football.

“It depends if the right offer comes along. I’ll sit down and consider it with my family, whether that here or abroad or wherever that may be.

“Genuinely I haven’t made any decisions as of yet and I’m just evaluating all my options at the moment.

“I never wanted to hang about and stop the progress of a younger player – that was the basis of my decision.”

The Chelsea skipper revealed that it wasn’t important for him to be in the squad and block the progress of the younger players.

He added: “I think for me, I never wanted to be that player just kind hanging about that people couldn’t wait to get rid of or stopping to progress of a younger player coming through.

“I think the transition for myself, being on the bench and seeing it from a different aspect, has served me well and will serve me well if I go into management in the future.

“I’m concentrating on my badges at the moment. Even this year will serve me well in the future.

“Seeing it from the other side – Does the manager speak to players who are not in group? Is the training intense enough to make sure your fitness is right when you do get called upon, like tonight, and that you’re fit and you’re sharp?

“I’ve learnt an awful lot of things watching from the other side this year sitting there and watching the group, how things have panned out. That will serve me well, just for me, to take the experience and kind of see how things will happen in the future.”

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