Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink has revealed that he believes John Terry is still worthy of a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
The 35-year-old will see his current deal expire in the summer, but has admitted on multiple occasions that he wants to continue his career at Stamford Bridge.
Hiddink is confident that the centre-back is still at the top of his game and is seen as a key member of the squad, but that he is unable to confirm his fate given that he is set to be replaced by Antonio Conte.
“When I make a judgement on his age and his fitness then he is able to continue. He is able to play,” he is quoted by Sky Sports.
“But it is up to the club to make declarations on that. Whether [the Sunderland game] would have been his last is not up to me.
“Whatever happens, it’s clear that when he goes, if he does, then he deserves a huge goodbye.”
Terry looks to have played his final game for the Blues following his sending off in the 3-2 defeat to Sunderland last weekend as he will now miss the final two matches of the campaign.
However, he will have another chance to step on the field given that he has hired out Stamford Bridge to play football with his friends and family next Monday.