Terry has been ridiculed for that quick switch and for playing a part in lifting the European Cup but Newton insists that was always on the cards, with the blessing of every last person at Chelsea.
"When JT went up to help lift the trophy it was no issue whatsoever," said Newton to the Mail on Sunday.
"You don't cherry-pick some incidents and forget all the rest. Everyone within the club knows what he has done for Chelsea. Nobody doubted for a single second he would be there if he won to collect the cup and nobody begrudged it.
"JT has been Chelsea since he was 14 or so. He was never shy of standing up and tackling a big name back then and he has never shirked anything for Chelsea since. Of course, there are people who have their views on him but he has always stepped to the fore for Chelsea."