After 22 Years, Terry Quits Chelsea

John Terry

John Terry

He led the club both on and off the pitch from the moment he made his debut.

John Terry could still be Chelsea's "most important player" as the club looks to win the Premier League title, according to Gary Neville.

When then asked whether Terry is the type of player he could work with, Bilic replied: "Every manager and club would think about him because there aren't many leaders like him".

'After 22 years there is so much to say and so many people to thank at this great football club.

"I'm not really sure who it suits, maybe John Terry a little bit, but I'm not even sure about that".

In the longer term, Chelsea hopes that Terry will return to the club, whether as coach or ambassador.

The decision came to light on Monday, with Chelsea releasing a statement on their website thanking Terry for his commitment and service over the years, but Sky Sports pundits Neville and Carragher do not believe the announcement will be beneficial.

And Drogba emphasized the huge role Terry has played in the club's recent success, insisting that Terry is the Premier League's best defender.

Spurs fans responded to the news that Terry will be leaving London rivals at the end of the season by claiming that King was a better defender during his playing career.

However, with his current deal expiring this summer, it has been confirmed that he will not be signing a new deal and with a desire to continue playing, he will now search for a new challenge.

"I will of course always be a Blue and am desperate to end my final season as a Chelsea player with more silverware".

"We expected them to start fast and we had to try and control that, and we never did".

Ashley Cole took to the social media site to post a similar tribute to Terry, having played alongside him from 2006 until 2014 as well as for England.