Villas-Boas does not want to be compared to his former mentor.
It’s an easy comparison to liken Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho with Andre Villas-Boas at Tottenham Hotspur due to the similarities in the pair’s careers.
They both achieved success at FC Porto against the odds, before making high profile switches to Stamford Bridge – admittedly with varying success.
However, Villas-Boas is keen to stress that the two Portuguese coaches are not similar and that being compared with Mourinho is tiresome.
“Comparisons with Mourinho are difficult to accept for several reasons,” the 35-year-old was quoted by Sky Sports.
“I learnt with Jose Mourinho, but I am completely different with my character, my working methods and my communication.”
AVB worked under the 50-year-old whilst the Blues boss was in charge at the Bridge the first time around.
However, whilst the protege felt that the coach could make the step up to work as Mourinho’s No.2, the elder did not agree and the relationship fell apart.
“I was not Mourinho’s number two, I was part of his staff in several clubs, but I never was his assistant,” Villas-Boas continued.
“That is one of the reasons why we parted. I thought I could give him a lot more, but he didn’t feel the need to have someone beside him.”
The Spurs ace stressed that the pair still had a good working relationship, which will be seen at the weekend when they go head-to-head for the first time at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham have enjoyed the better start to the season and a win against Mourinho would be a great scalp for the former understudy.
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