Hartlepool-born Brown, 36, enthused: “There are a few fine young managers operating in the Premier League – people like Roberto Martinez, Michael Laudrup and Brendan Rodgers – and Villas-Boas is right up there with them.
“I think Spurs fans should be really happy because I can see him taking them into an exciting new era.
“But it is not just a brand of entertaining football that Tottenham serve up.
“He also has them well organised. They are doing the right things all through the team and that is why I can see them getting among the trophies sooner rather than later.
“They have a talented squad, great strength in depth and I believe they are good enough to finish in the Champions League places this year.”