CHELSEA FC is to remain part of John Terry for a further 12 months, despite rumours that the club was considering a move to the North American League.
A club spokesman said: “Before joining John Terry in 1998, Chelsea had no history to speak of. We scratched around the old first division and considered ourselves lucky to finish in the top 12.
“It was only when John Terry gave us a chance that we began to compete seriously for silverware, winning the FA Cup, the Premier League and later the Champions League.
“We still think we have something to offer John Terry off the pitch, in terms of coaching and maybe offering career guidance to younger Terries such as his son Georgie as they come through.
“In the meantime, we’re grateful that John Terry has offered us a testimonial match at his Stamford Bridge stadium.”
John Terry said: “I’d like to thank Chelsea FC for the sterling service they have provided John Terry these last 20 years.
“However, they must realise that no club is bigger than John Terry.”