Veteran stopper still top dog.
New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that John Terry will remain as club captain next season, according to The Express.
The special one agreed a new four year deal to return to Stamford Bridge this month and has announced that Terry will keep the captain’s armband for the forthcoming campaign, though he could not offer the stopper any guarantees of a regular starting berth.
“Last time (I was manager), John was the captain by a club decision because he was born in this club, also, his personality on the pitch,” said Mourinho.
“I did a simple consultation with the players, and everyone agreed on that.
“At this moment, when you say ‘my captain’, it’s not the real world. He is more Chelsea captain. ‘My captain’ is the board’s captain, the fans’ captain. I don’t think the manager’s captain is the correct word.
“John is the club captain. I am more than happy with that, so are the fans, so I think he has to be the club captain.
“With the armband? Only if he plays. If he isn’t in the starting XI, he won’t have the armband.
“I have not thought about that (who else would take over), but it has to be like that.”