Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has said that he is extremely delighted with the impact made by the former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, who recently took over at White Hart Lane to replace the former manager Harry Redknapp.

Even though the former Portsmouth manager was responsible for bringing Brad Friedel to the Premier league club, he has said that he is extremely satisfied with the impact made by the former Chelsea manager. Andre Villas-Boas arrived in England with a reputation of playing high intensity and winning football. However, he was beset by a number of problems concerned with the ego within the Chelsea squad.

This sound led to his departure after only seven months in charge of the club in March. He was eventually replaced by the assistant manager Roberto di Matteo, who has just been given the Chelsea full-time managerial job after winning the Champions League and the FA cup trophies. He, however, was unable to prevent the team from finishing in the lowest position since the arrival of Roman Abramovich, which was mainly due to the poor man management of Andre Villas-Boas. Yet, the American International has said that he is satisfied with the impact made by the Portuguese on the team.

"Every manager's different. This is my 21st season – I've worked with a lot of managers. His professionalism and dedication and energy that he's brought to training has been good. All the players are in really good spirits and we're really looking forward to the season. A lot of people have asked me this question," he said. "Yes, I am older than him, but he's got far more years experience as a manager. I have zero. So he's much older than me when it comes to managerial experience," said Brad Friedel while on the pre-season tour of the United States.