Holland confident Terry will stay at Chelsea

The former England captain's current contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer but the Blues assistant remains upbeat an extension agreement will be reached
Chelsea assistant first-team coach Steve Holland has revealed he is confident captain John Terry will agree at new contract to remain at Stamford Bridge next season.

Terry, 33, has enjoyed a resurgence under Jose Mourinho this season, marshalling the meanest defence in the Premier League as the Blues chase a first title since 2010.

But the former England captain's current contract expires this summer and while Mourinho is keen for him to stay, any new deal must be sanctioned by owner Roman Abramovich and no offer has been forthcoming.

Nevertheless, Holland remains upbeat that an agreement will be reached and insists that fellow veterans Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole will also be treated with respect during renewal talks.

"John has had an outstanding season; we have the best defensive record in the Premier League and he's played in almost all of that and been a major part of it all," the Chelsea assistant told reporters.

"I know that John wants to stay at Chelsea, and Chelsea want John to stay, so hopefully that situation can be concluded amicably over the next few weeks.

"It's the same situation [with Lampard and Cole], we're dealing with not just normal players, but magnificent servants for this club over a long period.

"So full respect will be given for those players."