John Terry and Jose Mourinho, a footballing match made in heaven, quite literally.
These two had a magical bond and such a mutual respect for each other. Between the two of them, club captain and club manager, they instigated a series of some of the most successful times for Chelsea Football Club and the memories live forever.
Terry loves Chelsea, and being the captain was a dream come true. Mourinho knew what it meant to him, and he knew exactly what he had in Terry as a player, and as a leader.
This did not stop him threatening to sell the Blues captain though, along with his defensive partner Gary Cahill!
It was a form of tough love that worked, and Terry is living proof of this and here to tell the story.
As reported by The Daily Mirror, Terry has been opening up on his Instagram live feed about the time when Mourinho threatened to spend £100 million on replacing both Terry and Cahill, in order to get a reaction.
“He [Mourinho] knew when to push your buttons and when not to.
“Even small things, you’d be sitting at home and get a text message off him going, ‘Unbelievable today in training you’re my main man, love you, captain.’ You’d sit there and go, ‘That’s unbelievable’.
“So a really good relationship, but also I was petrified of him, like probably most players was. You’d go in the next day and you’d get nothing from him at all.
“He’d walk past you, say nothing and blank you. You’d think you’ve upset him. Did I text something back? You look at your messages and think, ‘No, I’m alright there.’
“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…