Terry Butcher says it would be a major mistake to bring John Terry out of international retirement.
New England boss Sam Allardyce has refused to rule out a recall for the veteran Chelsea defender, who quit after 78 caps in 2012 having twice been stripped of the captaincy over off-field reasons.
But Three Lions legend Butcher believes it would be a backward step selecting the 35-year-old, telling talkSPORT: “”I don’t think it is a good thing to do it all.
“The last game he played was September 2012, which is four years ago. I know he has being doing pretty well in the Premier League, but it is a negative thing to do.
“The next thing we will be having Bobby Charlton back in the team!
“Why go back? Let’s look forward. John Stones has got the move he wanted [to Manchester City] and the best move from England’s point of view as well, he’s improving, so it is someone to play alongside John Stones.”