John Terry signs contract extension at Aston Villa until 2021
Last Updated: 19/06/19 4:38pm
John Terry has signed a new contract at Aston Villa to extend his stay as assistant head coach until 2021.
Former England and Chelsea defender Terry became assistant boss at Villa Park following the appointment of head coach Dean Smith in October.
Villa beat Derby in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley in May to end their three-year Premier League absence and secure top-flight football for the 2019/20 season.
"I am really pleased that JT has extended his current deal as he is a pleasure to work with," Villa head coach Dean Smith told the club's website.
"We have had a successful start to our Villa coaching careers and JT has been instrumental in joining myself, Richard O'Kelly and Neil Cutler. He has complimented the team that we have and I have no doubts he will go on to be a top manager in the years to come.
"Our focus now is on the coming season and to try to continue the progress we have had in the past eight months."
Terry spent the 2017/18 season as a Villa player and captained the side to the Championship play-off final, which they lost to Fulham, before taking up a role in coaching.
"The board of Aston Villa is delighted with John Terry's contribution to our club in his first year as an assistant head coach," Villa chief executive Christian Purslow added.
"We admire his dedication and commitment to gaining more experience and learning under Dean Smith's leadership in these formative years of his managerial career."