Chelsea's legendary captain John Terry has revealed how Jose Mourinho inspired him to pursue a career in management, after playing under the former Blues coach for five years at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho's five years with Terry spanned across two separate spells as Chelsea manager with the pair boasting three Premier League titles together.
The stalwart, now at 37-years-old is currently plying his trade at Championship side Aston Villa, after ending his illustrious Chelsea career last season. However, he knows his 20-year-long playing career is coming to its natural end and is planning for a future in management.
The former England skipper claimed Mourinho was the salient influence in his decision when speaking to 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...
"I promise you, as a player, you went out there thinking you were the best. That had an impact on our performances, and that was down to Jose.