‘Your legacy will be remembered forever’: John Terry hails ‘best owner in the world’ Roman Abramovich ahead of Chelsea’s first home game of the season under Todd Boehly against Tottenham as he insists the Russian ‘allowed us to fulfil our dreams’
- John Terry has labelled Roman Abramovich as the ‘best owner in the world’
- The ex-Chelsea captain praised the Russian in a belated Instagram post
- Terry also thanked the club’s previous director Marina Granovskaia
- The defender won five Premier League titles during Abramovich’s tenure
Chelsea’s legendary former captain John Terry has posted his belated farewell message to previous owner Roman Abramovich and ex-club director Marina Granovskaia.
Terry skippered Chelsea to bounties of silverware, winning five Premier League titles, FA Cup trophies, and the prestigious Champions League playing 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 into a new era under new ownership, I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Marina, Bruce and Eugene for all of their fantastic and hard work at our great football club.
Legendary Chelsea defender has labelled ex-owner Roman Abramavich as the ‘best owner in the world’ in a belated farewell Instagram post
The former skipper was a key figure during Abramovich’s years of success at Chelsea
Terry lifted the Premier League title with Chelsea five times during his time at the club
‘You have all helped us become the BEST, winning every trophy in world football.
‘This wouldn’t have been possible without all your great work and passion throughout your time at Chelsea,’ he added.
The Russian bought the club in 2003 and endured 19 years of immense success as he watched his superstar-laden squads conquer England and Europe, winning 21 trophies as owner.
Boehly – who took over from Abramovich after completing a £4.25bn deal – will oversee his first home game of the season against Tottenham on Saturday
Terry’s lengthy Instagram post also heaped praise on new owner Todd Boehly
Abramovich sold Chelsea to new American owner Todd Boehly for £4.25 billion in May
Former Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia left her role at the club following the sale
Abramovich sold the club in May after his assets were frozen by the UK government in retaliation to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, with current chief Todd Boehly buying the Blues in a £4.25billion deal.
Terry went on to heap further praise on the 55-year-old in his post, labelling him simply as ‘boss’ and ‘best owner in the world’.
‘Roman. Boss… words will never ever be enough to express my THANKS to you. The support you gave me, both on and off the pitch will stay with me forever.
Terry (left) and Abramovich (right) enjoyed years of huge success together at Chelsea
‘You created a world class men’s team, women’s team and academy, enabling us all to be our very best and fulfil our dreams.
‘Your legacy and name will be remembered forever. You are the BEST owner in the world.
‘Thank you for EVERYTHING.We have memories that we will all keep forever,’ said Terry.
The ex-England captain now works at his former club as a part-time coaching consultant, and wanted to finish his tribute to the club’s previous owners by wishing new owner Todd Boehly the best for the future.
Former Chelsea Premier League winning manager Antonio Conte returns to Stamford Bridge with his Tottenham side on Sunday afternoon.
‘I would also like to wish Todd and the new ownership all the very best,’ wrote Terry.
‘Good luck to the players today in our first home game at Stamford Bridge and for the season ahead.
‘Massive London derby today boys’.