Terry: If Villa wins promotion to Premier League, I will keep playing

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John Terry versus Chelsea? It still could happen.

The 37-year-old center back confirmed Monday that he’d be happy to play Premier League football with Aston Villa should they emerge from the Championship playoffs with promotion.

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If Villa doesn’t go up, The Birmingham Mail believes he’ll begin his coaching career.

From The Birmingham Mail:

“Initially it was a big decision for me to leave Chelsea and come to Villa but I have settled in very well and been welcomed. … It is in my contract (to stay) if we go up, and fingers crossed and touch wood we do, then I will be staying another year.”

Terry made more than 700 appearances for Chelsea before signing with Villa before the season. He’s been just fine with Villa, not a star but not a problem, as the club finished fourth in the second tier and he played more than 2800 minutes across 32 matches.