The Blues fired the Portuguese when they were fifth in the Premier League and losing 3-1 to Napoli after the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.
His successor Roberto Di Matteo turned it around, winning the European Cup.
“The sacking did not change the way I see football but I recognise that I have thought a lot about it.”
AVB, 35, has led Spurs to fourth in the table and he hinted that the lower level of pressure has let him thrive.
He added: “Fortunately for me, the quality of the gameplay wins over the results in Tottenham’s philosophy.”