Most Spurs fans don’t look back on Andre Villas-Boas’s time at the club too fondly. The Portuguese took over in the summer of 2012 after the club decided to part ways with Harry Redknapp.
Villas-Boas’ appointment was met with optimism by most Spurs fans as he was seen as the man to take Spurs to the next step with his tactical nous.
While his first season at the club was decent, the 2013-14 season saw Spurs put in some disastrous performances including a 6-0 loss to Manchester City and a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at White Hart Lane, which proved the final nail on the coffin for AVB.
The Portuguese manager has now opened up about his favourite memories during his time in North London.
Since leaving Spurs, AVB has gone on manage at Zenit Saint Petersburg and Shanghai SIPG.
When asked what was his favourite game in charge, Villas-Boas told talkSPORT: “I think probably the north London derby against Arsenal at home, which we won 2-0. It brings back a lot of good memories.
“Also the [3-2] win [against Manchester United] at Old Trafford after so many years was special.”
He also talked in glowing terms about the experience of working with Gareth Bale, who produced his best form in a Spurs shirt under AVB.
He added: “Coaching Gareth Bale was fantastic, of course. The qualities he has with the ball were amazing.
“He was looking for his best position and in the end we tried him as a striker in a 4-4-2 and he did fantastically well. Special player, special character.”
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