- Chelsea legend John Terry says he was once threatened by Jose Mourinho
- The former England captain added Drogba and Lampard got the same treatment
- The ex-Aston Villa center-back is set to join Russian side Spartak Moscow
Former Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed the sensational threat Jose Mourinho issued to him during a training session in his days at Stamford Bridge.
The former England international played under the Portuguese manager both times he was in charge of the Blues and the duo won three Premier League titles together.
And the 37-year-old has opened up on the time he was utterly embarrassed by his former coach following one of those successful league campaigns they were together.
"He stopped the training session, came in, threw down his pad," he recalled to the MailOnline . "'If you keep giving the ball away, I will go and buy someone for £50million’.
"I am thinking: ‘I played every game for you last season! And now you’re trying to humiliate me!’. I didn’t understand why he was doing that, but my instinct was to run and give everything; flying into tackles, winning the ball.
"We made eye contact and he grinned. He knew exactly what he was doing – to get the best out of all of us."
Terry also disclosed Mourinho used a similar technique on Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and Michael Ballack in a bid to get the best out of them.
The former Aston Villa defender's comments reveals a fascinating insight on Mourinho's man management style.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Chelsea legend John Terry has opted out of a novelty game to seal his move to Russian topflight side Spartak Moscow.
The 37-year-old ran out of contract with his English Football League side Aston Villa at the end of last season.
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