However, Fletcher has claimed that Villas-Boas used language that would have been too complicated for Burnley players.
"Mickey Walsh, an old playing colleague of mine, got in touch with me to describe Andre as being a real up and coming hot prospect," Fletcher wrote in Magical: A Life In Football. "He sent a very detailed and lengthy application for the job. His CV and Powerpoint presentation were amazing.
"Even by today's standards there was some complicated stuff in it, with some things that I didn't understand.
"The language and jargon of football gets worse by the day. Villas-Boas uses a lot of it. Would Burnley players have ever understood what he wanted if he'd told them to 'solidificate' or some of his other terms?"
Villas-Boas is still awaiting his first victory as manager at White Hart Lane.