Chelsea captain John Terry has described manager Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge for a second spell in charge as ‘the best decision ever.’
The Blues skipper was speaking to The Sports Bar after a day in which the Premier League Champions celebrated their season achievements with an open-top bus parade around south west London.
Mourinho embarked on his second tenure in the Blues’ hotseat back in 2013, delivering the title the season after, and Terry eulogised about his manager’s return.
“It’s been the best decision ever. Not only for me personally, but for the club as well,” said the 34-year-old.
“He’s a born winner. Even when we had won the league the intensity was the same.
“He demands the best from everyone day in day out, and in those big games – we haven’t lost any against our main competitors for two seasons – he gives us all the fine details.”
Chelsea’s collective effort this season has been hailed, but Eden Hazard’s individual accomplishments were recognised by both his peers and pundits with the PFA and FWA Player of the Year awards.
The Belgian winger has added a clinical edge to his play this campaign, and his captain believes he has all the right attributes to reach even higher echelons of the game.
Terry said: “He’s certainly got the potential to be right up there.
“When you look at the likes of [Lionel] Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo and what they’ve achieved, this boy can go on and be right up there with both of them.”