Chelsea defender rewarded with a new one year contract!
Confirmed a short time ago on the Official Chelsea Website, JT has signed a one-year contract ext...
Confirmed a short time ago on the Official Chelsea Website, JT has signed a one-year contract extension keeping him at the club until next summer.
"I'm delighted to have signed an extension to my contract with Chelsea taking me into my 20th year with the club.
I'd like to thank the fans and club for their continued support, and the Manager who was instrumental for me the last season.'
Chelsea's Ron Gourlay said:
"We are very pleased John, who is an undoubted Chelsea legend, will continue to lead the team next season, as he has done for so many years with unrivalled achievement.
Both Chelsea FC and John have been clear throughout that we wanted his outstanding career at the club to continue, and it is important the matter has been concluded so soon after the end of the season, allowing us to look forward to and plan for 2014/15.'
We had read reports over the past few weeks that JT would be offered a contract but would have to take a significant pay cut to do so. As yet, there is no confirmation of what his new contract is believed to be.
Shortlisted for the Player of the Year last night, JT has been back to his commanding best and has played a pivotal part of the best defence in the Premier League alongside Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Questions had been asked after last season and losing his place in the team under the management of Rafa Benitez and if anything JT has responded when told by Jose Mourinho at the start of this season that he would have to prove himself just like everybody else.
A born leader and legend of this club, it's simple, Chelsea are not the same without him at the back organising the players and giving people a kick up the arse when they need it!
Some have even called for JT to come out of international retirement and represent England in the World Cup in Brasil he has been that good and his partnership with Cahill the best.
News of a new contract for JT is a massive boost to all of us and for the football club in general.
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