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Aston Villa will be losing a key part of their coaching crew this summer, as Chelsea legend John Terry has decided to quit his job as Aston Villa assistant manager.
Terry joined Aston Villa back in 2017, and played one season with the Villans while they were down in the Championship.
Terry moved on to support Villa boss Dean Smith as assistant manager, and has impressed in that role.
Terry helped Villa win promotion from the Championship to the Premier League, and also helped prevent them from relegation in their first season back in the top-flight before helping them to an impressive 11th place finish last season.
The 40-year-old has now decided to call it quits on his career with Aston Villa as he has decided to work on his own managerial path.
Villa boss Dean Smith has reacted to the report that Terry won’t be with them for next season, and he has admitted that he’s disappointed to lose the former Chelsea centre-back.
Despite his unhappiness at losing Terry, Dean Smith went on to wish him well in his next assignment.
Villa boss Smith said: “I’m disappointed to lose John as part of my coaching staff but fully understand and respect his decision.
“John has played a huge role in the success the club has enjoyed over the last few years and has been very supportive of myself throughout that period. I have no doubts he will go on to be a first-class manager in his own right and wish him well for the future.”