Bruce on brink
circumstances, I think the club needs to rethink not only the past two years but also the past 10 years.
“Villa needs to be a sustainable football club. People join. People leave.
“We need to change a lot of things. No one wanted to see the club have to go through this, but I believe that only changes can help the club to progress.”
Villa must make up to £45m in cuts to fall in line with Financial Fair Play rules and may be forced to sell £20m-rated midfielder Jack Grealish. Villa’s Premier League parachute payments will drop from
£34m to £15m next season.
Terry is leaving with Villa unable to afford his
£70,000-a-week salary. The defender will weigh up offers from the MLS and China, while Chelsea would welcome him back as an academy coach.
“I’m proud to have had the opportunity to play and captain this great and huge club,” said 37-yearold Terry.
“I have given my everything this year both on and off the pitch.”