Mourinho: I would have won the Champions League for Chelsea

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José Mourinho claims he would have led Chelsea to the Champions League glory had he been allowed to remain at Stamford Bridge.

During his three years stint in West London, Chelsea won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two Carling Cups.

Under the Portuguese, Chelsea twice made it to the Champions League semi-finals, where they lost both times to Liverpool.

The 45-year-old left his role as Blues boss in September 2007 and was replaced by Avram Grant, a man who according to his predecessor 'did nothing' in the job.

Ironically, Chelsea reached the Champions League final last season under Grant's guidance, but saw their hopes ended with a penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester United in Moscow.

The Israeli was sacked after the final and was replaced by former Brazil and Portugal boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.

However, Mourinho, who is now in charge at Inter Milan, is in no doubt that he would have secured the title for the London outfit had he remained as Blues boss.

He told the News of the World: "While I was at Chelsea we did everything but win the Champions League. We won all the other big, big trophies. There was the first league title for Chelsea in 50 years and the next year we were champions again.

"We won the first FA Cup at the new Wembley, beating Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United. And two Carling Cups.

"And don’t forget that as well as winning all those trophies in England, we go to two Champions League semi-finals in my three years. So we were going in that direction. We were very close.

"But people always want more - and at Chelsea that was the Champions League. I would have won it with Chelsea.

"My contract was until 2011, so I would have been there for seven years. It's enough time.

"But I don’t see it as unfinished business and I don’t dwell on it. I had three great years at Chelsea."

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