Chelsea captain Terry denies role in Mourinho exit

Chelsea captain John Terry has hit out at speculation blaming him as the cause of Jose Mourinho's departure as Blues manager last week.

Mourinho left the club by mutual consent, and some reports later claimed the Portuguese had had a bust-up over his concerns about Terry's fitness.

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However, the angry England captain denies he was to blame and revealed he is taking legal action.

Terry declared: "It was a bit of a shock to us all and it has been a difficult time over the last week or so.

"We all realise how special and great the manager was but as a club we need to move on now. We can't dwell on that or it will affect our performances and our results.

"There have been some bad things written and some very false and untrue things written about me and about the manager's departure, associating me with it.

"It is complete rubbish. I would have liked to have spoken about it earlier but because we are taking legal action against two newspapers, it has been difficult.

"I know some fans have been frustrated that I haven't personally spoken. I loved the manager, I can only say great things about him. He was great for me personally, and for the club with what he achieved here and what we achieved under him as a group of players.

"I think the fans know that I am very loyal to the club and everyone associated with Chelsea and I always will be. I will continue to love Chelsea and we will go from here."

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