John Terry picks Jose Mourinho as his favorite coach

Tue 23 November 2021 | 14:34

Former Chelsea captain John Terry admits he was close to joining Milan and names Jose Mourinho as his favorite coach during his career at the London club.

Speaking to

La Gazzetta dello Sport

ahead of


clash with


in the Champions League,


revealed he was about to join


when he was 33 years old.

“They called me through two different agents and I understood that there was a possibility,”




“In the end, nothing happened, it would have been a dream to play for Milan, but I was lucky because I spent a life at Chelsea.”

The defender was an integral part of

Jose Mourinho

’s side during two spells at Chelsea, the first between 2004-2007 and the second between 2013-2015.

He still has a special respect for the Portuguese coach and named him as his favorite coach during his playing career.

“I remember when I picked up an ankle injury. I was supposed to remain out of action for 20 days, Mou used to come to the medical room speaking to everyone and ignore me. I was the captain and I could not accept it.

“I asked the doctor to have an injection because I wanted to play the following day. He thought I was crazy.

“Mou let me play and then he sent me to Dubai for five days to recover.”

source: SportMob

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