JT would welcome back Hiddink

The Blues skipper admits he has stayed in touch with Hiddink since

his four-month spell in charge in 2009 when he led the club to FA

Cup glory. Now Hiddink is being linked with a return to Stamford

Bridge in place of Carlo Ancelotti – and he would have Terry’s full

backing. England captain Terry, currently preparing for Saturday’s

Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland at Wembley, said: “Listen, I

was really sad to see Carlo go. I had two great years with him. “I

said last year, ideally, it would have been nice had Carlo stayed

for three or four years and we could be settled around him. “Maybe

he feels a little bit hard done by. But that’s football. He

understands that. “I have played under another good manager. Now I

look forward to the next one.” As regards Hiddink, Terry said: “He

brought a lot of stability last time. He was a no-nonsense manager.

Even with the senior players, completely. “I see with him players

turning up late for meetings and then getting left out of the side,

having been in the side previously, if they turn up five minutes

late. No matter who it was. “That was Guus, his type of character.

He was very understandable and approachable as well, but, at the

same time, he had that about him too where no one messed about with

him. “He was in there for a short space of time, so sometimes it

can be easier, but at the same time he loves the day-to-day stuff.

“He’d come in and hit the ground running. He knows what the players

are about, what our strengths and weaknesses are, the training

schedules. He knows what the individuals are about. “I would like

to see him back. I’ve been in contact with him since he left as

well. “I know he’s been involved with the club anyway, but I kept

in contact on a personal level. That speaks volumes for him.” Terry

admits himself and senior players have been consulted in the past

about new managers at Stamford Bridge and that the same may happen

again once the Switzerland game is over. He said: “We have been in

the past, for sure. We’re not going to have the final say, there’s

no doubt about that, but we have been brought into the loop on

certain things. “As yet, myself and Frank (Lampard) have had no

contact with the club – but we’ve got this game. Maybe after this

game, they may make contact.” England top their Euro 2012

qualifying group and Terry believes encouraging progress has been

made since the disappointing World Cup campaign 12 months ago. He

said: “I think we’ve moved on quite a bit. We’ve seen different

formations, and different personnel coming into the squad as well.

“Players have come in who maybe just missed out on the World Cup,

like Adam Johnson who has looked brilliant all week. He’s really

come on. “The younger players are making a real difference and the

atmosphere within the squad has been very good the last few times

we’ve met up up. “It took a few months, understandably, to move on

from the World Cup given the disappointment, but we feel as if we

have turned the corner.” Terry is looking forward to a rare month

off this summer and admits it is no coincidence that players who

did not go to South Africa, such as Scott Parker, have had fine

seasons. He said: “I can’t remember the last time we’ve had a full

month off in the summer. For the players, that kind of rest is

something very rare. “Maybe the lads who never went to South Africa

have been fresher. Scotty and people like that have been different

class. “Even in the week here, he’s looked an unbelievable player

but still looks and feels fresh.”