Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas admits he has had several offers but waited for the right chance to get over his Chelsea experience.
Villas-Boas was sacked by Chelsea in March but has returned to the Premier League just four months later to replace Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane.
And the 34-year-old has aimed a barb at his former Stamford Bridge colleagues by claiming Spurs are a club with "much more emotional warmth".
He told Tottenham's official website: "Since I stopped there have been a couple of discussions with other clubs, of course.
"I think a couple of them were even made public but I was always willing to wait for the right opportunity at the right time.
"After the Chelsea step it was important I chose somewhere where I was surrounded by the right commitment and the right people.
"The experience was extremely gratifying, not professionally in terms of success, but it was an experience that made me a better coach now than I was at Chelsea.
"I think as you go past different clubs and experiences you always get something out of them, it moulds you into the professional you are now.
"In that sense, I think I'm a much better professional now than I was before. In the end, you can never use the fact that things went wrong before to prove a point.
"I think my career has been steadily going up and I see this as a step forward.
"The club is very solid in the way they support the first team, there is much more emotional warmth in this club, and this is important.
"Based on that I want to commit myself to the fact that I was given this opportunity at such an important club and make sure I repay the confidence that was given to me to lead this club forward."