Tottenham manager, Andre Villas-Boas
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas believes the painful lessons of his dismal spell in charge at Chelsea will help him succeed at White Hart Lane, reports AFP.
Villas-Boas was the surprise choice to replace Harry Redknapp at Spurs following a turbulent period with Chelsea that ended with the Portuguese coach sacked after just eight months.
At the time of Villas-Boas's dismissal, Chelsea were a club in crisis following reports of rifts between the manager and a host of senior players including Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Nicolas Anelka.
But the Blues improved to such an extent after his exit that they were able to win the Champions League and FA Cup.
The 34-year-old acknowledges he made mistakes during his time at Stamford Bridge and he is determined to avoid falling into the same trap on his return to London with Spurs.
"You always learn from experience," Villas-Boas told Sky Sports News. "The Chelsea experience was maybe not so gratifying in terms of success but very gratifying professionally for me.
"I learned a couple of things that maybe I've done wrong and I've learned in a club you have to trust the right people at the right time."
Despite winning four trophies in his only full season in charge of Porto, Villas-Boas still has plenty to prove after such a damaging spell at Chelsea.
He is happy to have a second chance to impress in England, but insists bringing success to Spurs is more important than restoring his own reputation.