'Daniel Levy knows what he is doing' - Villas-Boas praises Tottenham chairman

The 34-year-old Portuguese was appointed as the north London outfit's new head coach on a three-year deal last week and has wasted no time in hailing the club's owner
Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas has hailed the club's chairman, Daniel Levy, following his first week in charge at White Hart Lane.

The Portuguese was appointed as the north London club's new boss on a three-year deal in July, ending five months out of work after his sacking by Chelsea.

And the 34-year-old has been quick to praise Levy, seemingly drawing comparisons with Blues owner Roman Abramovich, who fired him just a matter of months into his reign at Stamford Bridge.

"I met the chairman, and saw the way he goes about his business at the club," Villas-Boas told reporters.

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"He knows what he is doing, approaching the market in a different way, is a person of great football understanding and he had the effect of giving me the assurances I wanted in terms of building something.

"With an owner that is involved on a daily basis at the football club, with his knowledge, that is the main difference.

"The structures that surround Tottenham are extremely good. There are competent people in and around the football club. The club is driven towards success, and everybody knows they must play a part in achieving that success.

"They are not looking for certain scapegoats, and when so many people are striving forward, it makes your job easier."

The former Porto boss went on to insist that he is not looking for revenge over his former employers and has only the best interests of his new club at heart.

"All of us are emotional, and we all respond in a different way to sentiments of ambition and revenge, but it would be a wrong step if I were to take it that way," he added.

"This club is much more important than me and what I have to do is try to take them to success and not make it a personal issue."