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Terry proud of Chelsea career

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'JT' has made no secret of his love for Chelsea. (©GettyImages)
'JT' has made no secret of his love for Chelsea. (©GettyImages).

Chelsea skipper John Terry has already set his sights on ending his career as a one-club man.

The 31-year-old England captain graduated from the youth team to make his senior debut with the Blues in 1998, and after a brief spell on loan at Nottingham Forest two years later, he returned to become a regular at Stamford Bridge.

It wasn't long before Terry took the armband in west London, and despite an influx of cash from owner Roman Abramovich and numerous changes at the management position, 'JT' has remained in charge on the pitch for Chelsea and gone on to become the club's most successful leader.

"For me, you don't see (one-club players) in this day and age. You see a couple of the Man United lads and Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, but other than that you couldn't count five people on your hand," he told Chelsea TV.

"It is a rare breed and I am really proud to have spent my whole career here. I have been fortunate enough to start at a very young age and to see different managers come in, big managers, and for me to keep improving.

"One because I have wanted to and secondly because I see this as my club and always will.

"When I finish playing I want to come back to Stamford Bridge and bring my kids to watch games and things like that. I am really proud to be at one club and no other club. I could never see myself in another shirt anyway."

The centre back also spoke on life after football, with the 71-cap international admitting a career in management is already on his mind.

Terry has made no secret of his desire to potentially manager Chelsea in the future, but hinted that he's aware his skills will first have to be tested elsewhere.

"I have learnt over the years from managers I've had and I have worked out [training] sessions from the last seven or eight years. I have got stacks and stacks at home. It is just a case of putting it into my way," he added.

"Dennis [Wise] said about having your own people within and it is so important if you are a manager that you are controlling everything.

"It is all or nothing for me and if I don't get the chance to take the reins on everything, that would probably make my mind up whether I do take a job if I get the opportunity."

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