John Terry: Former Chelsea captain says Mourinho once threatened to sell him
- John Terry says Mourinho has a unique way of getting the best out of his players
- The former Chelsea however admitted that the tactician once threatened to sell him
- Mourinho is now in charge at Tottenham Hotspur
Former Chelsea captain John Terry has narrated how the former club manager Jose Mourinho reflects his mind games on players, saying the 'Special One' once said he would sell him, Mirror reports.
The Portuguese tactician returned to the Stamford Bridge side in 2013 after he earlier spent four seasons at the club between 2003 and 2007 helping the London club to win the English Premier League back-to-back.
Terry recounted the day the manager charged at him in training saying he will sell the England star alongside his partner and centre-back Gary Cahill.
Mourinho was reportedly upset with both players following their abysmal performance in training on that occasion respectively.
The tactician was said to be unimpressed with both players for giving the ball away too easily in training during a pre-season after winning the Premier League in 2015.
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"He knew when to push your buttons and when not to,” Terry said during an Instagram Live with snooker great Stephen Hendry.
"After training, he’d go, ‘That’s why you’re my captain, you just needed that little push.’ We won the league and came back pre-season, first day, me and Gary Cahill kept giving the ball away. He stopped the session, we’d just signed Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, a couple of others.
“He said, “You two, I’ll go and spend £100m on a couple of other centre-backs if you keep giving the ball away.” We looked at each other and thought, 'Oh wow’.
“After training, he came and put his arm round us both and said, ‘That’s why you’ll be starting this season.’ He just knew exactly what he was doing, he was four steps ahead of everyone else.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Diego Simeone is the manager in football that has the highest take home per annum beating the likes of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and the likes.
The Argentine boss has been with Atletico Madrid since 2011, leading them to one la Liga win, two Europa League titles and were runners-up twice in the Champions League.
While Simeone pockets £37million annually, Inter Milan gaffer Antonio Conte is second with a take home package of £27m yearly.
The Italian boss won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2017 and was eventually kicked out despite his FA Cup triumph for The Blues the following season.
Spanish tactician Pep Guardiola who has won two Champions League titles is in third with £24m yearly income while Jurgen Klopp settles for fourth position with £22m annual take home.
Jose Mourinho and Zinedine Zidane are tied in fifth earning slightly below the £20m regardless of their achievements in Europe and the domestic scene.
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