The Brazilian was speaking ahead of Spurs' Europa League clash with Benfica, which comes just three days before another vital fixture against Arsenal in the Premier League.
After their 4-0 defeat to Chelsea last time out, boss Sherwood publicly lambasted the Tottenham squad's lack of character, with Sandro revealing that the 45-year-old took the same approach with the players behind closed doors.
And it is here where Sherwood differs from AVB, according to the Brazilian, with the former Spurs boss instead preferring to have a quiet word with the players.
"Maybe some managers shout more than others. Villas-Boas, for example, liked to pull you aside and have a nice chat to you to explain things," Sandro told reporters.
"But other managers are more vocal. As professional football players, we have to work with all managers and do our best for them and for us."
Considering Villas-Boas' reputation for falling out with players, however, Sandro's comments might come as a refreshing surprise.
The Portuguese coach could be set to return to management at Russian club Zenit but his public fallouts with players on these shores will not be forgotten quickly.
During his time at Chelsea, the 36-year-old infamously banished Alex and Nicolas Anelka from first-team training, while he did exactly the same with Emmanuel Adebayor at Tottenham this season.
It is interesting to note, then, that Villas-Boas takes a very human approach with those players he trusts and respects.
Perhaps Sherwood, by contrast, will have to shout a bit louder ahead of the crucial Benfica and Arsenal clashes this week.
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