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AVB: I Made Mistakes At Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Andre Villas-Boas, admits that he is using his reign at White Hart Lane to banish the memory of his failure at Chelsea.

The young Portuguese tactician was sacked less than a year into his stay at Stamford Bridge, and accepts that he made mistakes during his brief tenure as Blues boss.

But AVB insists that he was ready to manage a Premier League team when he was appointed by Chelsea, and now that he has been given a second bite at the cherry by Spurs, he is determined to the right the wrongs of his Chelsea career.

"What we are doing at Tottenham with my staff is a reaction to Chelsea, an echo to the mistakes we made.

"Not everything we did there was wrong, but we could have done better. It has not affected the way I am viewing football, but I admit I thought a lot about it.

"I should have been given an opportunity to go on, but I am aware that, considering the results, change is the only way to make an impact.

"I would never have gone to Chelsea if I was not absolutely convinced that I could have been a success there."

Spurs take on league leaders Manchester United on Sunday, and the London club has a pitiful record against the Red Devils.

If AVB wants to prove he is as good a manager as Chelsea once believed he was, he could do far worse than leading Spurs to victory against Alex Ferguson’s title-hunting team.

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