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John Terry backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard

John Terry backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard

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'ALWAYS A LEADER' The former England captain has been linked with a return to Villa Park in a coaching capacity Frank Lampard has backed former Chelsea teammate John Terry to make it as a coach and a manager, if that happens to be his next move. Terry confirmed he would retire at the age of 37 having won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League. Lampard has backed his former teammate to be a managerial success 40-year-old Lampard spent his prime years as vice-captain to Terry at Stamford Bridge and alongside him in the England team, and it is understood that the Derby manager could soon be coming up against his long-term teammate in a Championship dugout. Terry is in content...
Chelsea legend John Terry announces retirement from professional football amid Aston Villa job speculation

Chelsea legend John Terry announces retirement from professional football amid Aston Villa job speculation

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JOB DONE The centre-back won five league titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League with the Blues Former Chelsea captain John Terry has announced his retirement from professional football. The 37-year-old posted a social media statement on Sunday evening revealing he had decided to call it quits, weeks after turning down the chance to sign for Spartak Moscow. John Terry left Chelsea at the end of the 2016/17 season, then spent a year at Aston Villa “After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing,” Terry wrote. He left Chelsea after winning his fifth league title at the club in 2017 and went on to captain Aston Villa last season. The Championship side reportedly want ...
Aston Martin drives 'milestone' £5bn float

Aston Martin drives 'milestone' £5bn float

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Aston Martin says it is gearing up for a "key milestone" in its history through a stock market listing. The luxury UK sports car manufacturer confirmed a story by Sky News on Tuesday that it had started the flotation process, with the aim of launching the prospectus for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on 20 September.Further details were expected to be released later on Wednesday when registration documents, submitted to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), are due to be published.Sky's City editor, Mark Kleinman, has already reported that the IPO would be expected to value James Bond's favourite carmaker - currently owned by Italy's Investindustrial and Kuwaiti vehicle Investment Dar - at £5bn. Image: The 1964 Aston Mar...
Aston Martin revs up for London listing

Aston Martin revs up for London listing

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Aston Martin is expected to confirm plans to list on the London Stock Exchange when it announces annual results on Wednesday morning.The British sports car maker said earlier this year it was considering making its shares available to the public or looking for a buyer.It is understood the company will seek to sell a stake worth about £1bn, valuing it at between £4bn and £5bn.Aston Martin sold 5,000 cars last year making its first profit since 2010.Its main shareholders, Italian private equity fund Investindustrial and a group of Kuwaiti investors, hired an investment bank to advise on options at the start of the year.Under Andy Palmer, who left Nissan to become chief executive in 2014, Aston Martin's fortunes have been revived with the f...
Aston Villa transfer news: Steve Bruce concedes Jack Grealish MUST be sold, with Tottenham Hotspur leading the way

Aston Villa transfer news: Steve Bruce concedes Jack Grealish MUST be sold, with Tottenham Hotspur leading the way

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HIT THE ROAD JACK The 22-year-old has been a star over the past three years for the Villans, but Financial Fair Play restrictions means they must sell Jack Grealish will be sold by Aston Villa in this summer transfer window, Steve Bruce has confirmed. After failing to gain promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs last season, the Villans were crippled by Financial Fair Play. Villa have to sell star man Grealish this summer In order to preserve the status, the Midlands-based side must sell their prized assets – with Grealish expected to lead the way. With nearly £40 million needed in cash injection, Bruce admitted he just hoped clubs act fast so the club can move on. “The first thing we have to address, before w...