The battle-hardened centre-back is now 37, and had been expected to stay at Villa Park for one more year if Steve Bruce’s men had won promotion back to the Premier League.
However, the playoff final defeat to Fulham at the weekend means a third consecutive season in the second-tier and some serious cost-cutting at Aston Villa.
So, Terry will be looking for a new club, and given Frank Lampard is the odds-on favourite to take over as Derby manager this summer – and his former England vice captain Steven Gerrard is taking the reins in Govan – there’s a lot of people putting two and two together and coming up with four…twice:
@SkyBet what are the odds in John Terry to Derby?
— jack smith (@sheffsteel52_ja) May 30, 2018
— Jack (@jacksmillie) May 30, 2018
Rangers fans, John Terry?
— Ben (@BenRFC1872) May 30, 2018
Still stand by my prediction. John terry will sign a one year deal with rangers by end of June
— Broxi Bear 🐻 (@BRX1B3AR) May 26, 2018
Announce john Terry @RangersFC
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) May 30, 2018
@SkyBet any odds on John Terry signing for Rangers?
— Graham Cameron (@GramC1984) May 30, 2018
John Terry to join the Gerrard revolution at @RangersFC or Frank Lampard at Derby?
— David McCutcheon (@lurgan1889) May 30, 2018
— Andy H (@ChelsLad66) May 30, 2018
John Terry – new Rangers FC captain.
— Chris Bonner (@chrissbonner) May 30, 2018
Imagine John Terry playing for Derby with Lampard as manager and then being drawn against Chelsea in the FA Cup 🤣
— MorataSZN (@MagnificoMorata) May 30, 2018
When John Terry joins Derby and meets Nick Blackman on the first day of pre-season.. pic.twitter.com/ZQm9Sh3L1P
— Ryan O'Meara (@_omeara_r) May 30, 2018
Nailed on player-coach,John Terry playing under Lampard at Derby,watch this space!
— Mark Robinson (@robboma24) May 30, 2018
Where do you think Terry will end up? Could he really spend a year playing with Rangers?