Chelsea captain John Terry has hailed the man-management skills of manager Jose Mourinho, insisting that his methods make him the “born winner” that he is.
The Blues are overwhelming favourites to add a Premier League title to the trophy cabinet this season and complete a domestic double, having already won the League Cup.
Mourinho led Chelsea to five major honours during his first spell at Stamford Bridge – including two league triumphs – and Terry has revealed the odd, yet effective methods behind his success.
“Surprisingly, there will be times where you’ve won games 3-0 and he lets rip,” Terry told the Evening Standard. “He keeps you on your toes. He gets the balance perfectly right.
“The players fully respect him and know he is the right man for us. He is still hungry and still wants to win. He’s a born winner. There has been no change from before and when he’s come back.”
Terry, 34, is widely expected to earn a one-year contract extension in West London, and the veteran centre-back says that he is in no rush to have the deal put in front of him.
“There has been a load of talk about me and the club speaking. It will happen, we both know it will happen,” he added.
“We are relaxed about it. I trust the club, they trust me. I’m sure things will happen soon.”