Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has paid tribute to Chelsea captain John Terry.

Villas-Boas is a big admirer of Terry having seen his qualities at first hand during his time in charge of Chelsea and he admits replacing the Blues skipper will be hard for Roy Hodgson.

"(Whoever replaces Terry) is walking in the footsteps of probably the greatest English central defender in the last decade so it's a difficult position for England," Villas-Boas said.