Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that John Terry will stay at the club for another season, despite his contract with the Blues expiring in four months’ time, Daily Star reports.
Terry has even considered retirement if he does not get a new deal with the Stamford Bridge club, but Mourinho insists that it is a matter of time before the former England international pens a contract extension.
He said: “I can guarantee that John Terry will be a Chelsea player next season. It will be done before the end of the season, for sure.
“I know what my board tells me and the player tells me and no doubt he is going to get his contract.
“All of these big guys are difficult to replace but you have to think what next and I think that is the best way to do things.
“Sometimes you have the solution just around the corner. Sometimes you don’t have it and you have to look outside your club.”
‘The Special One’ added that Terry still has a lot to offer for Chelsea and despite his age of 34, has been improving season after season.
“This is a process that we can take our time over because John is proving again this season that he’s a player for years.
“When I came back last year he was coming from a difficult period, but last season he was very good.
“This season even better than last season. So, normally, he has time to enjoy his football with us. At the same time, he gives us time to think about what next.”
The Blues have a policy of only offering one-year contracts to players above the age of 30, which saw the likes of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole not extend their deals last summer.
But it seems like Terry is set to stay for at least another season, which if completed will make it 18 years with Chelsea for the club captain.
The former England skipper scored a vital goal in the Londoners’ 2-0 League Cup Final win over Spurs on Sunday.