Avram Grant stands by his record as Chelsea manager.

The Israeli stood down as Partizan Belgrade coach this week.

He believes his Chelsea team played the best football the club have shown under Roman Abramovich's ownership.

"Mourinho was sacked when he was on the way down, even (Carlo) Ancelotti - first year he was champion, the next nothing. Not only this, but the football was not great," Grant told the Daily Mail.

"But Chelsea played very good football that (2007-08) season. I remember Henk ten Cate (Grant's assistant at Chelsea) said to me, 'They will miss this football'. And I agree with him. They don't respect it. They miss the quality of football we played that year."