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23/12/2013 16:19 GMT | Updated 23/12/2013 16:42 GMT

Tim Sherwood Appointed Tottenham Manager On An 18-Month Contract

Tim Sherwood has been appointed the head coach of Tottenham on an 18-month contract. The 44-year-old replaces Andre Villas-Boas, who was dismissed by the club after a 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool at White Hart Lane last week.

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Sherwood has been handed the task of stopping the club's decline

Sherwood, who played for the club, took charge of the team for a 3-2 win at Southampton on Sunday, and will now guide the team at least until the 2014-15 Premier League season.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy told the club's website: "We believe Tim has both the knowledge and the drive to take the squad forward."

Spurs Statement:

Following the departure of Andre Villas-Boas, the Club can announce that Tim Sherwood has been appointed Head Coach with a contract to the end of the 2014/15 season.

Chairman, Daniel Levy, said: "We were extremely reluctant to make a change mid-season, but felt we had to do so in the Club's best interests.

"We have a great squad and we owe them a Head Coach who will bring out the best in them and allow them to flourish and enjoy a strong, exciting finish to the season. We are in the fortunate position of having within our Club a talented coach in Tim Sherwood.

"We believe Tim has both the knowledge and the drive to take the squad forward."

Chris Ramsey, Les Ferdinand and Steffen Freund complete the First Team Coaching set up.