Aston Villa captain John Terry has left the club after they failed to gain promotion to the Premier League.
Terry, 37, joined the Villans on a one-year deal last summer after leaving Chelsea and scored once in 36 appearances for the club.
However, he could not help them return to the top flight after a two-year absence, as they lost 1-0 to Fulham in Saturdayâ€™s Championship play-off final.
Villa thanked defender Terry for â€œthe effort and professionalism he showedâ€.
The club said in a statement: â€œJohn is a true leader and was everything and more than we hoped. Hugely popular and influential in the dressing room, he played a real captainâ€™s role in creating the incredible bond the players shared with our supporters, and vice-versa.
â€œWe hope he looks back on his time with Villa fondly and we wish him the very best as his career moves forward.â€
Villa boss Steve Bruce said before the play-off final that he was hopeful that the former England captain, who made 492 league appearances across 19 years for Chelsea, would remain with the club if they secured a return to the Premier League.
Terryâ€™s next move is not clear, although there are no initial indications that he plans to retire from playing.
Before joining Villa last year, he reportedly received an â€œeye-watering offerâ€ from Turkish club Galatasaray, while there was â€œdefinite interestâ€ from China and the United States.
He has also previously stated a desire to move into management, saying it would be â€œincredibleâ€ to manage his former side Chelsea once his playing career ends.