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Zenit coach AVB: Mutual respect between myself and Mourinho

Zenit St Petersburg coach Andre Villas-Boas insists there's no feud with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

A former member of Mourinho's coaching team at Chelsea and Inter Milan, the pair have had a strained relationship since but Villas-Boas insisted there were few problems.

He told Portuguese TV station TVI: "Between Mourinho and I there's mutual respect but when you're rivals friendship takes 2nd place. It shouldn't happen but that's how it is.

"I don't look at by time at Tottenham as a negative experience. It was an experience I needed to have."

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