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Bayern Munich coach Nagelsmann labels Chelsea hero Terry as 'role model'

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has revealed he grew up idolising former Chelsea defender John Terry.

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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