Jose Mourinho: I don’t see anything of myself in Andre Villas-Boas

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho distances himself from comparisons to Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas

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Jose Mourinho led Chelsea to two Premier League titles between 2004 and 2007 Steindy, via Wikimedia

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Jose Mourinho has distanced himself from comparisons to Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas.

Villas-Boas, who was a coach under Mourinho during his time in charge of Chelsea, has been compared to his fellow countryman after he also enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in charge of Porto before taking over at Stamford Bridge.

But Real Madrid boss Mourinho was quick to play down any perceived similarities to Villas-Boas, who took charge of Tottenham last summer.

“I don’t see anything of myself in Andre Villas-Boas. He has accessed places others couldn’t. I follow his career regularly,” Mourinho told RTP1.

“I know there is a Jose Mourinho effect in the young Portuguese [population]. There is a lot of young people who dream about being a coach. Twenty years ago the youngsters wanted to be players, not coaches.”

Mourinho, who has made no secret of his desire to one day return to coach in the Premier League, also said he is unlikely to look for a job outside of mainland Europe when he leaves Real Madrid.

He adde: “I don’t see myself managing outside Spain, England, Italy or France.”

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