Chelsea legend John Terry has revealed the incredible rule former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho used to waste time when winning.
Terry recalled how Mourinho – who won three Premier League trophies with Chelsea – used the rule book to his advantage during games in the English top-flight.
Terry told beIN Sport: “I remember, the rule was, if we were 1-0 up and the ball got delivered into the box… if two defenders went up together and both went down on the floor after, you didn’t have to go off the field of play.
“So last 10 or 15 minutes, he would sit me and Gary Cahill down and go: “when the ball comes in the box, make sure you both go down – bump into each other and both go down because you can’t both go off”.
‘We’d never heard of that rule ever. So ball comes over in the last 10 minutes, head it away, Gaz goes down and I think ‘I better go down’. So I dropped to the floor and the ref said ‘you two off the pitch’. I said ‘no that’s not the rule, ask the linesman’.”
Terry added: “Mourinho was so far ahead with those little bits and you’re talking small margins and the best managers find those little margins. Incredible.”