Manchester United boss Mourinho helped Terry become a Chelsea legend, with the duo delivering three Premier League titles to Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, over at Old Trafford, and Jones’ long-term future at the club looks in jeopardy.
The England international’s popularity at the club is at an all-time low with fans still seething from his penalty shootout miss against Derby last month.
Injuries have also regularly prevented him from becoming the player Sir Alex Ferguson once tipped him to be.
Jones is unlikely to get any United action soon, with Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling appearing to be Mourinho’s preferred centre-back axis.
But the Metro claim Mourinho has privately compared Jones to Terry.
However, that will not stop United from listening to offers for the 26-year-old.
Jones’ current deal at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season, though the club are preparing to trigger a one-year extension.
The Metro claim United, however, are ready to cut him loose.
And that, despite Mourinho privately thinking he can scale the same heights as Terry.
United still want a new centre-back when the transfer window reopens in January.
Back in the summer, Mourinho was eager to land Harry Maguire or Toby Alderweireld.
However, both players ended up staying at Leicester and Tottenham respectively.
Meanwhile, Jones has recently insisted that criticism does not bother him.
The United star said: “It happens to every single player, all over the world, every day.
“Some get highlighted more than others, that’s football.
“I’m used to it now and I like to think I’m wise enough and experienced enough to deal with it and get on with it.”