Last Updated: Sat, 02 Mar 2013 13:35
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that Andre Villas-Boas deserved to be given a second opportunity in the Premier League.
The 35-year-old lost his job with Chelsea after just nine months in charge at Stamford Bridge but he was offered the chance to take over at White Hart Lane during the summer.
Wenger - whose side prepare to take on their north London rivals on Sunday - believes it was the right decision to take on the Portuguese who has helped Spurs to third in the table.
Villas-Boas came to England with an impressive CV from his time with Porto after winning the treble of Primeira Liga, Portuguese Cup and UEFA Europa League in his first season in charge.
"Villas-Boas got a deserved second chance. Sometimes you get the second job because you got the first one," said Wenger.
"For example, it would have been maybe more difficult to get the Tottenham job if he had not had the Chelsea job before because people could watch him and see what he has done and speak to players who have worked with him.
"So, you have bit more of a guarantee than just importing someone from Portugal."
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