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Andre Villas-Boas: I Built Chelsea Side That Won 2012 Champions League Title

Portuguese spent less than a year in charge at Stamford Bridge. 

Newly appointed Zenit St Petersburg head coach Andre Villas-Boas has claimed that it was he who built the Chelsea side that won the 2012 Uefa Champions League, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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The young Portuguese trainer was announced as the new boss of the mega-rich Russian giants earlier this week, and the 36-year-old wasted little time in pointing out the role he supposedly played in the west London club’s shock triumph two years ago in Europe’s premier club competition.

However, Villas-Boas had been sacked by the Blues earlier in that campaign, with his replacement in the Stamford Bridge hot seat Roberto Di Matteo being the man in charge when they beat Bayern Munich in the final.

“I’ve always had success wherever I’ve been,” said AVB.

“With Academica I got to the semi-finals of the League Cup; with Porto I won four titles in one year; and at Spurs we finished the season with a club record points total.

“When I didn’t finish the season with Chelsea, the club ended up winning the Champions League. You have to give the players credit but I was the one who built the team.”

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