CHELSEA legend John Terry has revealed Jose Mourinho once told him and Gary Cahill to "f*** off" during a pre-season training session.
Terry and Cahill were both key members of the Chelsea squad during Mourinho's second spell at Stamford Bridge.
But ahead of the 2015-16 campaign the Portuguese manager threatened to bench them both in favour of then-Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
Recalling the fallout on an episode of John Obi Mikel's The Obi One Podcast, Terry said: "We'd signed a few new big players and he did this possession game where me and Gaz are playing the ball into midfield and there's no space to play but you had to go through midfield to get to the other third.
"Me and Gaz are feeding it in, it is getting intercepted, we're conceding goals and he stops the session.
"I'm the captain and Gaz is vice-captain, we'd just won the league the year before and he goes 'you two, you can f*** off.
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"I'll go and sign Varane and another top defender in the world for £100million and you two can sit on the bench and watch them'.
"Me and Gaz are like "f****** hell we won the league last year! We couldn't believe it.
"Then we looked at each other and thought 'game on'. I promise you for the rest of the session, all me and Gaz did was kick absolute lumps out of everyone.
"The level in training went up and the new players went 'oh my god, he's just battered the captain and vice-captain. He's in charge'.
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"Afterwards he put his arm around me and Gaz walking off the pitch and said to us 'that's why you are my captain and vice-captain'."
Despite his threat, Mourinho did not sign a new centre-back that summer.
And he was sacked just a few months later in December 2015 with Chelsea just one point clear of the relegation zone.
Mourinho is now in charge of Serie A side Roma.
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