London (AFP) – Former long-serving Chelsea captain John Terry was named Aston Villa’s new skipper on Saturday after joining the second-tier side following his departure from Chelsea.
Terry, 36, replaces Wales international and fellow central defender James Chester as Villa captain having signed a one-year deal with the club earlier this month.
“Aston Villa are pleased to announce John Terry as captain. Terry will be skipper for the 2017/18 campaign,” the club said in a statement on their website.
Terry will wear the armband for the first time in a pre-season friendly against third-division Shrewsbury Town later on Saturday.