Antonio Conte has revealed the importance of John Terry, and states he will remain captain at Chelsea.
The new manager was asked how important the defender was to his first team set up. And the Italian named him his captain.
John Terry signed a new one year contract after Conte was confirmed as manager at the club.
“John Terry signed a contract as a player, not as a different role,” he told reporters.
“He’s the captain of this team and a great player, with great personality and great charisma. I want to speak with him because he knows the club and the right spirit for the club.
“For me he is an important player. All the players know that I see the pitch during training to choose my starting eleven.
“John Terry is captain, when he plays and when he doesn’t play. He is the captain always.”
Conte also confirmed his involvement in Terry being handed another contract extension, which was reported at the time to involve a heavy reduction in salary.
He added: “John Terry is an important player for me, for the fans, for the club. We made all the decisions together, I’m very pleased he signed a new deal with Chelsea.
“I spoke with him on different occasions, the most important thing was when John signed he was very happy.”