“John is retired,” insists England boss.
Roy Hodgson has ruled out a return to the England fold for John Terry.
The former Three Lions’ skipper, 33, retired from international football last year after a row over a racism scandal but there have been increasing calls for the veteran to return to the fold ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Terry has been rejuvenated by Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues boss describing the centre half as one of the Premier League’s outstanding players.
The controversial defender also plays regularly with Gary Cahill, who has been first choice England centre half, along with Phil Jagielka, throughout Hodgson’s reign.
But the Three Lions insisted he had no plans to persuade Terry out of retirement.
“John has retired,” Hodgson told The Guardian.
“As far as I’m concerned that is the situation. We’ve got along with him for the whole of the qualification, and quite a few friendly matches, and we’ll have to get along without him in the future. As far as I’m concerned retirement is retirement.
“You respect that when players retire. We move on. We moved on after the first qualification game when John Terry limped off [against Moldova]. Since that time we have got on with it and have chosen the players who are available, who have represented us well in my opinion and so we’ll continue with that.”