John Terry has been confirmed as the new captain of Aston Villa.
The 36-year-old former England and Chelsea skipper takes the armband from James Chester, and wore it for the first time on Saturday in a friendly at Shrewsbury.
Villa said in a tweet: “John Terry confirmed as captain – and will wear the armband for the first time today against @ShrewsWeb.”
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 15, 2017
Terry joined the Championship club earlier this month, signing a one-year deal with Steve Bruce’s team. The announcement of his signing, via a mocked-up WhatsApp chat featuring owner Dr Tony Xia, included the phrase “Captain. Leader. VILLAN” – playing on Chelsea fans’ description of Terry as “Captain, Leader, Legend”.