Interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has come out to reveal that John Terry could still be given a new deal despite the club’s recent decision, BBC reports.
The 35-year-old earlier admitted that he wanted to retire at Stamford Bridge, but was later told by the board that he will not be given an extension.
Terry then publicly announced following their 5-1 FA Cup Fourth round victory over MK Dons than he was not handed a new deal by the club, a decision that seems to have also angered the fans.
However, Hiddink has backed his captain to continue his stay given that he is still performing at the top of his game and could actually earn himself an extension.
“The club want to have dialogue, there are open doors. There was no specific decision, the door is not shut, ” he said.
“He’s very fit. He’s not what you would normally see a 35-year-old, 36-year-old player, that you feel that you get a little bit slower, you cannot accept that you’re getting into a danger zone for red cards.
“None of that for John. He’s fit and he’s performing.”
Should he leave, the centre-back has already admitted that he will not play for another English club given that he has been with the Blues since the age of 14.
He has already featured 26 times in all competitions for his side this term, so far scoring one goal while providing another one assist.