Chelsea legend John Terry has hailed Thiago Silva following Chelsea’s defeat to Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier league season.
Terry, who is assistant manager at Aston Villa, was in the Villa dugout as Chelsea lost 2-1 to Aston Villa.
After the final whistle, Silva handed his shirt to Terry and the former Chelsea captain paid tribute to the Brazilian’s gesture on Instagram.
Terry posted a picture of Silva’s shirt with the caption: “What a player this man is. Great to see you mate. Legend”.
Meanwhile, Terry has admitted he hopes to manage Chelsea in future.
“My ambition is very, very clear,” Terry said in an interview with The Times.
“There’s an end goal for me and that’s managing Chelsea Football Club. My team will be winning – hopefully – very honest, very organised, very well drilled, very well prepared and with a back four.
“I look at Lamps [Frank Lampard] and Stevie [Gerrard] and the success they’ve both had. Lamps in his first season at Chelsea, and what Stevie’s done up at Rangers is unbelievable. l probably wasn’t ready to go into coaching then. I am now. But I’m not just going to jump into anything. I’ve turned down two jobs since I’ve been here.
“Decent-sized clubs. But it’s going to take something special for me to leave here. I’ve got one more year left at Villa. I’m in a privileged position because I’m in no rush. I want to be a No 1 but I’ll get there at some point.”