'I don't agree we can be title contenders for this season' (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Andre Villas-Boas disagrees with Chelsea manager's Jose Mourinho's assertion that Tottenham Hotspur can win Premier League
6:08pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Sport
Despite Jose Mourinho's claims that Spurs can win the Premier League title this season, manager Andre-Villas Boas has distanced himself from the bold remarks.
Spurs have spent substantial cash this summer, breaking their club record fee with the signing of Spanish striker Roberto Soldado as well as forking out for Brazilian Paulinho, Ettiene Capoue and Nacer Chadli and there could be yet more to come.
Anzhi forward Willian is on the verge of sealing a £30m deal to again break the club's transfer record and Roma's Erik Lamela is also a target.
Nevertheless, despite Tottenham's summer spending spree, Villas-Boas is reserved on any potential title challenge this season though.
He said: "I don't agree that we can be title contenders for this season coming because everything is happening, everything is changing.
"We have to create a team at the moment from all these new players that we have bought.
"We haven't had lots of time to work with them, but we believe that in the future we can definitely achieve it."
Spurs finished last season in fifth place after just losing out to North London rivals Arsenal in the race for the final Champions League spot.
On Wednesday, Chelsea's returning boss Mourinho revealed he thought his former assistant and his talented White Hart Lane team can prove dark horses in this season's Championship race.
Mourinho stated: "They can win the title.
"They’re one of the best teams. Andre Villas-Boas knows the market very well and has employed a new technical director who also knows the market very well.”
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