Guus Hiddink Publicly Tells Roman Abramovich: “You Need to Offer Contract to This Defender”

Terry Leaving Chelsea

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has revealed that he will advise the club board to offer a new deal to the club skipper John Terry.

The 35-year-old defender is in the last season of his current deal, and it’s still unclear whether he will be staying at Stamford Bridge for the next season.

On Saturday, he scored a last minute equalizer to earn his team a 3-3 draw against Everton. However, he was also responsible for the Toffees’ first goal as he scored an own goal trying to clear a cross in his box.

“If I am asked, I will give my honest opinion about that,” Hiddink said. “If I say what I’m saying now, spontaneously out of my heart, then you can imagine what I think.

“I fully agree [he remains important], not just with his equalising goal, but with his attitude and the actions he did defensively and offensively. His commitment is huge for this team and for the club.

“For me there’s not much [difference] between John in 2009 and now. For me, you would have to underline that with data. You can say, ‘hey, make a test and say he has lost some speed’, but I cannot see that. He’s fit, he trains well, he takes care of himself, takes a good rest, which you have to do at that age. I cannot see that he is slowing down a bit.”