Andre Villas-Boas: Chelsea experience made me a better manager

Andre Villas-Boas claims that his turbulent nine months in charge of Chelsea have made him a better manager

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Andre Villas-Boas took charge of Tottenham last summer Photo: Back Page Images

Andre Villas-Boas has claimed that his turbulent nine months in charge of Chelsea have made him a better manager on the eve of his return to Stamford Bridge as Tottenham boss.

The Portuguese coach was dismissed by the Blues less than a year after taking over at the club following a run of poor results.

Villas-Boas will return to the Stamford Bridge dugout for the first time since his sacking on Wednesday as he looks help his Tottenham side keep their top-four hopes alive.

And the 35-year-old believes he is a better coach thanks to the experience of his doomed reign in west London.

“We have had an excellent season,” said Villas-Boas. “We beat all the big teams in the country apart from Chelsea. We have an opportunity to go there and put our destiny in our hands.

“I have made it public several times, that I have done things a bit differently based on experiences of the past, and they include good and bad experiences.

“Every single one of us goes through difficult times, it’s nothing different from any other profession, any other job. It’s an interesting question. Probably it made me a better manager. I agree.”

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