Andre Villas-Boas defends his record at Chelsea and Spurs

AVB has defended his record at Chelsea and Spurs. Photo: PA

New Zenit manager AVB believes he built Chelsea's Champions League winning team, and deserves credit for guiding Spurs to their record Premier League points total.

Villas-Boas was presented as Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg's new manager on Wednesday, just three months after he was sacked by Daniel Levy.

Defending his record at White Hart Lane, the Portuguese boss said:

"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."

Speaking about his time at Stamford Bridge, where he was sacked in March 2012 before Roberto Di Matteo guided them to FA Cup and Champions League success, he told reporters:

"When I left Chelsea the previous season, they went on to win the Champions League. You have to give the players credit, but it was me who constructed that team."

Villas-Boas will link up with his former Porto talisman, Hulk, at Zenit and has already spoken about his desire to win the Russian league title.

"To be honest, there was no difficulty in taking this decision for me, because Zenit is a well-known club in Europe," he said.

"Of course I knew a lot of Zenit's players before I came here. I'll learn more about them in the process of my work."

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