Chelsea legend John Terry has returned to the West London club in a coaching capacity after it was announced at the end of last month that the former skipper will start work with the academy in a consultancy role as from the start of this year.

John Terry attained legendary status at Chelsea after winning 17 trophies. He spent 19 years in the Chelsea first team and has been without a coaching job since leaving Aston Villa at the start of this season. The Stamford Bridge favourite quit his role as the Villa assistant manager to concentrate on his managerial career.

Chelsea legend John Terry has not been able to bag a managerial job despite quitting his Villa role several months ago though he has been linked with a lot of vacant managerial jobs over the past months. In the absence of a managerial job, the 41-year-old has made the decision to return to West London in a part-time position. For his new role, Terry will mentor the Chelsea Academy players in addition to on-field coaching. The ex-Blues captain will combine the role with other commitments.

On the Chelsea return of John Terry, the club's head of youth development Neil Bath said they are delighted to welcome their former skipper to the Cobham training ground and that he will coach and mentor the next generation of players at the club.

Bath went on to say that the experience that John Terry brings as a world-class player and an assistant manager in the English top flight would be invaluable for everyone at the club. According to him, John Terry would be a great mentor for the Chelsea players in addition to being a fantastic asset to the coaching staff at the club. The head of youth development at Chelsea went on to say that they can't wait for Terry to start his new job.