Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas thinks that his difficult spell as Chelsea manager has helped him to become a better coach.
The Portuguese manager joined the Blues as manager after a successful spell at FC Porto, where he won a Europa League title.
Many Chelsea fans were excited with the prospect of the young manager, following his successes.
However, he failed to replicate his previous successes at Porto, and reportedly didn't get on well with the high profile players at the club. A string of poor performances saw AVB getting sacked and replaced by Roberto Di Matteo.
After the sacking of Harry Redknapp at Spurs, Villas-Boas was unveiled as Tottenham's next manager.
Many Spurs supporters were apprehensive of the manager as he failed to impress during his manager spell at Chelsea. However, Villas-Boas spent well that summer, bringing in the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Moussa Dembele and Hugo Lloris. All are influential players at Spurs now.
Although Villas-Boas failed to clinch fourth place for Spurs, he went on to sign many high profile players including Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen.
Although the loss of Bale was feared by many Spurs fans, Villas-Boas has transformed a one man show into a solid team ethic from Spurs.
When asked by reporters about how he reflected on his spell at Chelsea, Villas-Boas said: “Chelsea was an experience for me because it allowed me to understand that there are some things I could not do.
“I was just the same coach as at Porto. I had a direction I wanted the team to follow. But I did not have enough support to follow this direction.
“It was a good thing, in the end, because this experience has taught me a lot and now in Tottenham, I do things differently.
“It was not only the players , the door of my office was also opened in Chelsea. But it is a question of dynamics: if you win the weekend, the leaders will follow you . And Chelsea is under a huge media focus. We were soon under pressure.
“It was an experience that I had to live. It made me very strong. I failed, it is true. I had to win and I failed.”
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