Tottenham ace Sigurdsson hails young managers he's played for

Tottenham winger Gylfi Sigurdsson says he's been fortunate with the managers he's worked with.

Tottenham winger Gylfi Sigurdsson says he's been fortunate with the managers he's worked with.

He has been coached by some of the best young managers in the game, from Brian McDermott at Reading to Brendan Rodgers at Swansea City and now Andre Villas-Boas at Spurs.

“Brian’s a very good person,” Sigurdsson told the Sunday Telegraph. “Most of the boys really liked him at Reading, and still do. He does most of the sessions himself. Most of the new managers do. Brendan, Andre and Brian do all the sessions themselves, controlling everything.

“Brendan is very good, driven, highly motivated. I really enjoyed working with him at Swansea. He’s got a lot of self-belief. He’s very clever in everything he does. He learned a lot from Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. He will be one of the top managers in the future for a long time. He’s still very young, still learning. He will do well at Liverpool.

“Andre’s very involved in training. When we are playing games, it is almost like he’s playing as well, he’s right in the thick of it. Most of the boys are really happy with the training, getting used to different ways of training, different from what Harry [Redknapp] was doing. It’s a bit more continental. It’s different with the warm-ups, the stretching. We trained a lot during pre-season, double sessions every day. All the boys are very fit."

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