Andre Villas-Boas defends managerial record in England

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas looks on against Fulham during their Premier League match on December 4, 2013
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Zenit St Petersburg head coach Andre Villas-Boas defends his record with both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Andre Villas-Boas has defended his managerial record after being named the new head coach of Zenit St Petersburg earlier this week.

The 36-year-old's reign as Tottenham Hotspur coach came to an end in December but he believes that he deserves credit for his achievements at White Hart Lane, while also suggesting that his role in helping Chelsea to Champions League success in 2012 has not been recognised.

"When I left Chelsea they went on to win the Champions League. You have to give the players credit, but it was me who constructed that team," reporters were told by Villas-Boas, who was sacked by Chelsea shortly after losing 3-1 to Napoli in the first leg of a last-16 tie and replaced by Roberto Di Matteo.

"In my first year at Spurs, the team achieved its highest ever points total in the Premier League.

"In regards to my second year with Spurs, I cannot comment on this due to contractual reasons."

Villas-Boas begins his fifth club job in six years at Zenit.

Then Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo on the touchline on November 20, 2012
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