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Sherwood lands Tottenham job on 18-month contract

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Tim Sherwood has been announced as Tottenham's new head coach, signing a contract until the end of the 2014-15 season.

The club confirmed the details of the deal on Twitter, and it comes just a day after Sherwood's first Premier League match as interim head coach, a 3-2 victory at Southampton less than a week after Andre Villas-Boas left the club by mutual consent.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy told the club's official website: "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."

Sherwood, who played for Spurs from 1999 to 2003 and has been part of the backroom team at White Hart Lane since 2008, takes over from Villas-Boas, who was dismissed after a 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool on December 15.

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