‘Your legacy will be remembered forever’: John Terry greets ‘world’s best owner’ Roman Abramovich ahead of Chelsea’s first home game of the season under Todd Boehly against Tottenham, insisting the Russian ‘allowed us to fulfill our dreams’ ‘
- John Terry labels Roman Abramovich ‘world’s best owner’
- The ex-Chelsea captain praised the Russian in a late Instagram post
- Terry also thanked the club’s previous director, Marina Granovskaia
- The defender won five Premier League titles during Abramovich .s tenure
Legendary former Chelsea captain John Terry has posted his belated farewell message to previous owner Roman Abramovich and ex-club director Marina Granovskaia.
Terry bagged Chelsea silverware, won five Premier League titles, FA Cup trophies and played the prestigious Champions League under Abramovich’s reign.
In an emotional and extremely lengthy post on his Instagram post ahead of Chelsea’s first home game of the season against Tottenham, Terry wrote:
“As we enter a new era under new ownership, I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Marina, Bruce and Eugene for all their fantastic and hard work at our great football club.
Legendary Chelsea defender has labeled ex-owner Roman Abramavich as the ‘best owner in the world’ in a belated farewell message on Instagram
The former skipper was a key figure during Abramovich’s years of success at Chelsea
Terry won the Premier League title with Chelsea five times during his time at the club
“You have all helped us to become the BEST and win every trophy in world football.
“This would not have been possible without all your amazing work and passion during your time at Chelsea,” he added.
The Russian bought the club in 2003 and enjoyed huge success for 19 years as he watched his superstar-laden teams conquer England and Europe, winning 21 trophies as owner.
Boehly – who took over from Abramovich after closing a £4.25bn deal – will lead his first home game of the season against Tottenham on Saturday.
Terry’s lengthy Instagram post also garnered praise for new owner Todd Boehly
Abramovich sold Chelsea in May for £4.25bn to new US owner Todd Boehly
Former Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia left her role at the club after the sale
Abramovich sold the club in May after his funds were frozen by the British government in retaliation for Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, with current chief Todd Boehly buying the Blues for a £4.25bn deal.
Terry further praised the 55-year-old in his post, simply labeling him “boss” and “best owner in the world.”
‘Roman. Boss… words will never be enough to express my THANK YOU to you. The support you have given me, both on and off the field, will stay with me forever.
Terry (left) and Abramovich (right) enjoyed huge success together at Chelsea for years
“You have created a world-class men’s team, women’s team and academy that allows us all to be at our best and make our dreams come true.
“Your legacy and name will be remembered forever. You are the BEST owner in the world.
‘Thanks for everything. We have memories that we will all keep forever,” Terry said.
The ex England captain now works at his former club as a part-time coaching advisor and wanted to end his tribute to the club’s previous owners by wishing new owner Todd Boehly all the best for the future.
Former Chelsea Premier League winning manager Antonio Conte will return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon with his Tottenham side.
“I also want to wish Todd and the new owner all the best,” Terry wrote.
“Good luck to the players today in our first home game at Stamford Bridge and for the coming season.
‘Massive London derby today guys’.