LONDON – Chelsea captain John Terry says he will leave the Premier League champions at the end of the season after the club informed him it would not be renewing his contract.
Terry was told of the decision before last week's 1-0 league win over Arsenal.
He said: "I was in last week before the Arsenal game and it (my contract) is not going to be extended.
"It's not going to be a fairytale ending, I'm not going to retire at Chelsea."
The 35-year-old central defender joined the club as a 14-year-old in Chelsea's youth ranks, and made his senior debut in 1998. Appointed captain in 2004, he has helped the club win four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, the 2012 Champions League and the 2013 Europa League.