Terry hopes to play out career with Chelsea

Chelsea captain John Terry says he wants to play out his career at Stamford Bridge.

The defender has just over a year to run on his contract.

Terry, 32, said: “I’d love to sign a new contract and stay at Chelsea, but even if that doesn’t happen I still have another year left on my present deal and I’ll respect that regardless.

“I’ll definitely be here next year whatever the club decide regarding a new contact. If the new manager doesn’t fancy me, I’ll be back on the bench.

“Being honest, because I’m not always playing I’m not exactly in a strong position to go knocking on anyone’s door and demanding contract talks.

“That’s not my style anyway. I’m happy to leave things and wait for the club to come to me.

“I’ve always had a great relationship with the board and the guys who make these decisions. There’s a mutual respect between us.

“Right now we still have a lot of games to play this season and we don’t know who the manager is going to be next season, which I suppose is going to have a lot to do with it.

“It would be nice to win the Europa League, get the season out of the way and maybe talk contracts in the summer."

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