Chelsea legend John Terry has revealed that his decision to gain coaching badges was made when Jose Mourinho took over at Stamford Bridge.
After the centre-back left the Blues to join Championship outfit Aston Villa last summer, he made it clear that he would embark on a career in management once he retires from playing.
Terry has claimed that he caught the coaching bug from Mourinho, who was the defender’s manager for five years across two spells, in which they won three Premier League titles together.
“I was quite young when Jose Mourinho first came into Chelsea. Only 23 but after a few training sessions, I went and got a notepad and started jotting stuff down,” Terry told The Coaches’ Voice.
“Things he said in team meetings, things he said before a game, or to the press. Sometimes I’d come in after a training session and write down everything we’d just done.
“From the moment Jose came in, I knew I wanted to be a coach.”
Terry won 15 major trophies during his time at Chelsea.