Terry was undoubtedly one of the greatest centre-backs of his generation, and Nagelsmann viewed him as a role model.
Asked which player helped mould his coaching philosophy, Nagelsmann told The Times: "John Terry. It was crazy, because when I was a youth player I played with [close friend] Christian Trasch. I called him Patrick - Patrick Vieira - because he played No 6 and he called me John Terry, 'Johnny'.
"In those days, Terry was one of the best central defenders - I think there was one season he did not lose one duel. He was brave with his head. I was good with my feet but better with my head, and there were some similarities, he was kind of a role model."
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