Revealed: The expert advice John Terry has given this Aston Villa star
Virtually all of Tyrone Mings’ managers have been centre backs meaning the Aston Villa star has never been short of advice.
Former Republic of Ireland central defender Mick McCarthy invited him into the professional game at Ipswich.
Eddie Howe, a Cherries stopper in his playing days, took him from Portman Road to Bournemouth before Dean Smith loaned and then bought the 26-year-old.
Even at international level, where the quality of Mings’ performances have propelled him, he’s playing under Gareth Southgate – a one-time Villa and England centre half.
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And then there’s John Terry – an assistant coach at Villa and a man who won everything there was to win as a player.
Mings described the ex-Chelsea skipper as the ideal mentor: “He’s developed my game for sure,” he said.
“I have been fortunate to work with some really good coaches over the years.
“Mick McCarthy, Eddie Howe, Dean Smith, John Terry is just another great example of somebody I can learn from who has been there and achieved everything I want to achieve in the game.
“To learn from him and kind of take little pieces of advice from him is something I feel really fortunate to be able to do.
“We do a lot of work on clips and reviewing my performances, I feel like I am in a really good place and have a really good mentor to learn from.”
And that key tip? Watch the video at the top of this page to hear exactly what JT told his charge.