By 90Min
July 19, 2017

​Aston Villa have ​confirmed John Terry as the club's new captain for the 2017/18 campaign, which will see him wear the armband for this first time in the club's pre-season friendly against Shrewsbury on Saturday afternoon. 

The former Chelsea skipper - who joined the club on a free transfer - will take over the leadership position from James Chester for the upcoming season.

Despite signing a one-year deal at the club early in July, manager Steve Bruce has entrusted the Chelsea legend to lead Aston Villa up the Championship table next season - where Terry is said to secure a £2m bonus if he returns the club back to the top flight at the end of the season.

However, the responsibility will be nothing new for the 36-year-old who wore the armband for Chelsea for almost 15-years, and for England in two different spells.

With promotion back to the Premier League firmly on the Claret and Blues' to do list, Terry will hope to guide the club back to the top-flight as he led Chelsea to back-to-back titles in 2004/05 and 2005/06. 

Aston Villa kick-off their new Championship campaign against newly relegated Hull City on August 5 at Villa Park. 


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