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Villas-Boas says he's learned Chelsea lessons

Published on May 7, 2013 6:22 AM
 
Tottenham Hotspur's manager Andre Villas-Boas watches his team as they take on Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane in London on May 4, 2013. Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas reckons he has made major changes to the way he manages following the "mistakes" of his time at Chelsea. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas reckons he has made major changes to the way he manages following the "mistakes" of his time at Chelsea.

Villas-Boas returns to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday for the first time since he was sacked by Blues owner Roman Abramovich barely nine months into his three-year "project" with the Blues.

Rumours of player unrest were never far removed from the Portuguese during his time at Stamford Bridge where his plans to start leaving out senior players such as Frank Lampard and John Terry were not well received.

However, that didn't stop Chelsea's London rivals Tottenham Hotspur bringing in Villas-Boas as a replacement for Harry Redknapp and he has since gone on to become a well-liked figure at White Hart Lane.

 
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