Andre Villas-Boas claims his unbeaten season with Porto is a bigger achievement than Chelsea’s Miracle of Munich in the Champions League.
The Tottenham manager, fired by Chelsea last March, took Porto to their 25th Primeira Liga title unbeaten in 2010-11.
They won the treble — including domestic cup and Europa League — and did not lose in 30 league matches.
Villas-Boas’s last Champions League game was Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat in the second round against Napoli, but they staged a remarkable recovery under Roberto Di Matteo to go on and lift the European Cup after beating Bayern Munich on penalties.
The Portuguese coach said: ‘Winning any league is extremely difficult but going through it unbeaten is also extremely difficult.
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‘Arsenal’s achievement in 2004 was remarkable and outstanding. Like Porto in 2011, it probably won’t be repeated in the modern game.
‘There were games where we lived on the limit and certainly Arsenal did the same. It will be something extremely difficult to do again.’
Asked what is the bigger achievement — winning the Champions League or going through the season without losing — Villas-Boas said: ‘Remaining unbeaten in the league.’