By Danny Wright

Aston Villa have confirmed John Terry will be the club’s new captain ahead of next season – and supporters on Twitter gave a mixed reaction to the news.

The West Midlands club announced the key decision with a post on their official Twitter account on Saturday ahead of a pre-season friendly clash with Shrewsbury.

Terry won a plethora of major honours during his 19 years with Chelsea, and was a Premier League winner on five occasions – making him one of the most successful top-flight captains in the history of English football.

There’s no doubt that it’s a key decision from Villa boss Steve Bruce to hand Terry to captaincy, as he had only just moved to Villa Park and replaced Tommy Elphick as the club’s leader.

As Elphick struggled for form last season, he soon found himself cast out of Bruce’s plans and the armband was handed to James Chester, who showed great leadership qualities for the club as they avoided a relegation battle.

Aston Villa fans are very mixed with the news though, while most believe Chester should have been handed the armband as another one pointed out that he hopes Terry doesn’t turn out to be “another Elphick”.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

Terry is regarded as a legend at Chelsea and is no doubt a major coup for Villa, who struggled in the Championship last season.

In other Aston Villa news, this 24-year-old has become the latest signing for the West Midlands outfit.

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