- John Terry says Chelsea players were frightened when Mourinho first arrived at the club
- The Portuguese manager arrived Stamford Bridge a week after helping Porto to the UCL title
- Terry disclosed that the manager was so close to players during his first spell at the club
Former Chelsea captain John Terry has admitted that the entire Chelsea squad were scared during Jose Mourinho’s first spell at the club, Daily Star reports.
Terry claimed that he was petrified alongside his team-mates when the Portuguese tactician first arrived the club in 2004, barely a week after winning the UEFA Champions League with FC Porto.
The manager made a pulsating statement during his first stint in England winning the Premier League back-to-back.
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He also guided the Blues to two league cups as well as one FA Cup triumph in his first stint at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho was said to be so close to the players that some even cried when he was fired in 2007 by club owner Roman Abramovich in 2007.
However Blues legend Terry disclosed that there was initial panic among the players when the ‘Special One’ first arrived.
“Nerve-racking and I was petrified. We’d all seen the ‘Special One’ interview. He’d just won the Champions League with Porto,” he told beINSports.
“As a group of players we were texting each other saying ‘oh no, this’ll be tough this’ but from day one he blew us away with his sessions."
After winning five major titles in England in his first three seasons, Mourinho was handed a sack letter following his clash with the club owner.
“When you see strong characters like Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and John Terry either crying on the floor or certainly welling up… I got upset as well. It was really weird.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that David Beckham as well as John Terry are currently bereaved as popular grassroots football manager who works with the NHS Jermaine Wright dies from coronavirus complications.
It was gathered that the late tactician helped both former players during their early days as he was one of the organisers of the Hackney Marshes matches in East London.
Until his death, Jermaine took time to assist young footballers as well as referees grow in their respective careers.
He also worked in a chemist store, and now tributes have continued to pour in with many describing him as an “extraordinary” human being who was known as “Mr Hackney Marshes”.
According to SunSport, Jermaine was ordered to go home from the NHS after he showed signs of the dreaded coronavirus infection as he was in self-isolation for 14 days.
He however lost the battle on April 27, and now, more than £6,000 has been raised for Jermaine’s family through a fundraising page.
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