Andre Villas-Boas has launched an attack on the media over reported comments from the Chelsea manager that he was concerned about his position, insisting that his job is no more under threat than any other manager.

After losing to Napoli in the first leg of the Champions League last 16, Villas-Boas came under increased pressure within his managerial position, with replacements such as Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez already being touted as possibly coming to Stamford Bridge.

And during the week, Villas-Boas admitted that he is well aware of Chelsea's revolving managerial culture, though now he insists that his words were taken out of context.

"I said exactly the same thing in a press conference but you guys were a bit distracted. I said exactly the same thing," he said, as reported by Sky Sports.

"What would be the impact of a change in the results? What would be the projection of the future?

"The only thing I said in the radio interview, which was open to you guys [the media] but you left, was that there was a doubt over the future, which lies in every job in our lives - in mine and in yours.

"We have to compete to be successful and everybody is more or less under threat as you look for results."

Chelsea face West Brom this Saturday, and desperately need to take three points to keep their fight for a Champions League place alive in preparation for next season.

But the big game for Villas-Boas will be 14 March, when the Blues face Napoli in the second leg of the last 16, and look to overturn their current 3-1 aggregate deficit.