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By ESPN Staff

JT deserves England armband - Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was always confident John Terry would be chosen as England's new captain.

The Blues boss believes new England manager Steve McClaren has chosen the right man to succeed David Beckham as skipper.

The Chelsea captain, 25, will wear the armband against Greece next Wednesday with Liverpool's Steven Gerrard named vice-captain.

Mourinho said: 'I was always waiting with confidence for Steve McClaren's decision because I knew Steve was inside and from the inside he could not think twice but to choose JT as England captain.

'JT deserves it. England deserves a captain like him. He loves to work, loves to win, loves to make people happy and confident.

'He is a captain. I am really happy and on this occasion I also want to wish Steve success in the England job and tell him that at Chelsea we are here to help him.'

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon claimed it was a 'huge honour' for the club to have the captain of England in their ranks.

He said: 'Everybody at Chelsea is absolutely delighted for John and we all extend our congratulations to him.

'He deserves the honour of leading England and of course we believe he is a great captain. John is arguably the greatest captain in Chelsea's history already and I am certain he will do a fantastic job for England.

'For Chelsea as a club it also a huge honour to have the captain of England playing for us.'