He is delighted to be reunited with the boss he played under briefly at White Hart Lane.
Former Tottenham man Taarabt said: "He is a peerless motivator. You believe you are the best player in the world when he talks to you.
"Before matches he is very strong. When you go on the pitch you fear nothing. At the end of the match against Fulham, he came to me to say, 'I told you that you were as good as Berbatov'."