Villas-Boas said: "It is not about the manager, it is about the players. It is the players that take us to success. Different managers have different leadership styles and the way they go about their business.
"I don't know if Harry was mentioning that about Jose Mourinho but it seems strange. I don't use those situations but in the end the most important thing is for your team and your players to reach a level that is needed for success.
"It doesn't matter if a manager is modern, old-fashioned or old school. The most important thing is you have to feel what is right, feel your convictions. Then you can sell your ideas better and take your players to success."
Villas-Boas admitted there had been anxiety in the Spurs dressing room after a defeat and two draws in their opening three games, but he insisted: "I am extremely happy because the players showed tremendous responsibility, commitment and concentration.
"They have been working so hard and deserve to get this first win. We managed to mix the result and the performance and come out of Reading very satisfied."
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