Tottenham boss Villas-Boas looking forward to Chelsea reunion

Andre Villas-Boas insists he bears no grudges towards Chelsea as the Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur prepares to face the club that sacked him in March for the first time, the Daily Mail has reported.

Indeed, rather than feel any antagonism towards the Stamford Bridge side, Villas-Boas claims he is eager to face his former employers to meet up again with some of the friends he made while at the club, despite only spending nine months in West London. Villas-Boas was appointed from Portuguese giants Porto in June 2011 and relieved of his duties at Chelsea in March 2012.

Tottenham welcome Chelsea to White Hart Lane this weekend and Villas-Boas said that not only was he keen to see some old acquaintances, he was thankful for his time at the club, believing he is a better coach because of it.

He continued: “I’m going to see people who mean a lot to me, people who are part of my development as a coach. I certainly feel I have become a better coach because of them. They have helped me a lot on my development of career.

One ex-Chelsea employee, midfielder Scott Parker, is certain to miss the reunion after it was revealed he faces a spell on the sidelines that could last until Christmas.

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