Tim Sherwood has been appointed the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
The former midfielder and interim boss will take charge at White Hart Lane until the end of the 2014/15 season, with chairman Daniel Levy deciding to place his trust in the former youth team coach.
Sherwood was given the job on a temporary basis last Monday following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, but saw Spurs beaten 2-1 by West Ham United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday before overcoming Southampton 3-2 at St Mary’s yesterday.
Levy has obviously seen enough in the 44-year-old in that short time to give him the full-time post, picking a man who played for Spurs between 1999 and 2003 and has served in a coaching role at the club since 2008, when Harry Redknapp took charge.
A tireless central midfielder in his day, Sherwood spent four years with the North London club and played in the 2002 League Cup final along the way.
He also played for Blackburn Rovers from 1992 to 1999 and most famously captained Jack Walker’s big-spending side to the Premier League title in the 1994/95 season, alongside the likes of Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton.
Having previously played for Watford and Norwich City, he finished his career at Portsmouth and Coventry City.
Sherwood also earned full England honours, with Kevin Keegan handing him three full caps in 1999.
Sherwood’s first game as permanent boss sees Spurs host managerless West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day, looking to close the gap on the top four and earn a return to the Champions League.