Former Chelsea captain, John Terry, has advised Graham Potter to embrace Jose Mourinho’s pattern of play and management skills with the Blues.
Recall that Potter was appointed after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel few weeks back.
Potter drew his first game in charge in the Champions League against Red Bull Salzburg and secured a late win at Crystal Palace on his first Premier League outing with the Blues on Saturday.
In an interview with beIN Sports, Terry Advised Potter to apply Mourinho’s pattern if he must succeed at Chelsea.
He said on beIN Sports: “I think you get them onside by day one, everyone is going to be watching. That first meeting, the first training session: how does he conduct himself? How does he hold himself? Can he handle this big dressing room?
“And if he’s come in and put his marker down from day one, players go, ‘Ooh hello’. Pretty much like we did when Mourinho came in. No one had really heard of him and then he comes in and goes ‘I’m in charge’. If [Potter] has done a similar thing, both on the pitch and off the pitch, the players will respect that.”
On 10 October 2018, Terry was appointed assistant head coach of Aston Villa, with newly appointed Dean Smith as head coach. On 26 July 2021, Terry departed Aston Villa after three years at the club, in which they achieved promotion to, and consolidated their position in the Premier League. He described Dean Smith as a great influence on his coaching career. In December 2021, his return to Chelsea, commencing in January 2022 in a coaching consultancy role was announced.
In popular culture
Terry has been represented in a meme which pictures him taking part in great moments in history and fiction, following his decision to come on to the pitch to lift the European Cup in full kit despite being suspended for the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final; he repeated this when Chelsea won the 2013 UEFA Europa League Final, in which he did not play due to injury. These included the fall of the Berlin Wall, the freeing of Nelson Mandela and the triumph of Rocky Balboa. Over the summer of 2012 this developed into his celebrating current sporting achievements such as 2012 Summer Olympics medal wins by Team GB.