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Terry gives ringing endorsement on new Chelsea boss Villas-Boas

John Terry is fulsome in his praise of new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas after his first pre-season with the former Porto manager. Villas-Boas was appointed just six weeks ago, but the 33-year-old's methods have already made a huge impression on the team after five victorious pre-season matches, according to skipper Terry.

"He's come in and, really, from day one, he's been on the ball and on the button with us all," said defender Terry.

"So we're all intrigued to see what he can bring over the next few weeks and the forthcoming season."

Describing Villas-Boas' style of communication, the England skipper added on Chelsea TV: "He won't mumble on for 20, 30 minutes at a time.

"It's quite short, quite brief, but he covers everything, whether that be in training or in the team meetings.

"One thing I've really been impressed with is the training side of things.

"There's a real emphasis - whether that's because it's pre-season at the moment - on the way he wants us to play, individually, collectively.

"We've done an awful lot of ball work, but I've been really impressed and everyone seems to finally understand the way he wants us to play.

"Naturally, that's going to take a few more games to get it where we want to be but certainly we're implementing that every day."

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