"It's a fascinating number. For example, games as manager in the Premier League. Do they know that the percentage of wins by Arsene Wenger in the English league is 50 per cent? And that Alex Ferguson, in the same number of games, barely managed to achieve three points in half of them?
"And my Chelsea beat those numbers completely, reaching well over 70 league wins, winning two championships in a row without blinking and leaving the directors of the Premier League on the verge of a nervous breakdown?
"Does that make me a better manager than Wenger or Ferguson? No. But I also don't think it makes me a worse manager than them."
He also remarked: "The thing I've noticed in England is the difference between the way Chelsea are treated and the discreet way that Wenger and Ferguson have managed to get through all the rainy spells.
"People look at Chelsea as a rich club, thinking the owner's money can buy this world and another, if need be. Nobody knows the conditions in which we had to build our victories because they happened against all expectations and the wisest commandments in football."