John Terry to become captain, leader and legend (?) at Villa

Date published: Saturday 15th July 2017 10:36

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.”

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”.

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