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The Blues captain says himself, Frank Lampard and other players at Stamford Bridge regularly have exchanges with the Real Madrid manager who may be on his way back

John Terry revealed how he and his Chelsea team-mates are regularly in contact with Jose Mourinho.

Earlier this month Goal.com revealed the Real Madrid manager has agreed a return to Stamford Bridge, where he enjoyed Premier League and FA Cup success in his first stint as the Blues manager.

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Terry says many of the current players who played under the Portuguese are still in contact with him, insisting the former Porto and Inter manager is a personal friend for many of them.

"Mourinho has a great relationship with our fans because we won the Premier League and several other titles with him," Terry told MARCA.

"Real Madrid must be respected, as he is under contract. The fans have clearly shown that he is the man they want after everything he won. He's still 'The Special One'.

"We send each other text messages and often wish each other good luck. He's interested in our results and everything that happens at the club.

"He's not only in contact with me but also with [Frank] Lampard and other players.

"He's been winning titles at Real for three years and he has the chance to win the Copa del Rey this season. All I can say is that he's a top manager who I really enjoyed working under.

"He always thought about the squad, not just the starting-eleven. He explained things to you, also when you weren't playing and demanded everything from you.

"We worked hard and we could also talk to him about personal problems. He was a friend. We were all sad when he left."

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