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Zenit boss AVB: I had Liverpool talks. I don't know what Abramovich was thinking...

Zenit St Petersburg coach Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed he was sounded out by Liverpool before taking the Tottenham last season. AVB admits working in Russia suits him.

"I chose Zenit also to get away from the media glare. I've had my fill of media sensationalism and false promises.

"I had talks with Liverpool. Returning to England definitely not in my plans, although life takes many turns...

"Coaching in England was a positive experience, but also many negative things happened. I was surprised and I still am by the Chelsea chairman (sic) changing his intentions. When I went there in 2011 the idea was to reformulate the team."

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