Villas-Boas followed in the footsteps of Mourinho by managing Porto, as he led them to a treble of the Portuguese league title and cup, and also the Uefa Cup.
And Assou-Ekotto insists that Villas-Boas is of a similar ilk to Mourinho and can help Spurs to win and enjoy their football.
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"[Villas-Boas is] cool," Assou-Ekotto told Sky Sports.
"He has a different way to work, so we learn different things from him.
"He's like the son of [Jose] Mourinho because he used to work with him and he works in the same style. We do a little more tactics in training.
"If we work more about tactics we can win and we will enjoy [our football]."
Villas-Boas is yet to experience a competitive victory with Spurs, having lost the opening game of the Premier League season to Newcastle, before conceding a last-minute equaliser against West Brom on Saturday.