Blake Fogg

Sherwood handed Tottenham job

Created on Dec. 23, 2013 5:31 PM EST

Tim Sherwood has been appointed Tottenham's head coach on an 18-month contract. 

Chairman Daniel Levy gave their technical coordinator an extended run as manager Monday after Spurs 3-2 victory at Southampton over the weekend. Rumors swirled throughout the past week of possible canidates to take the managerial postion with Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal strongly linked to the post.

But Spurs officials have been impressed by the former Spurs player since he replaced Andre Villas-Boas last week. Sherwood's first match as the official manager will be at the Hawthrones against West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day.

Sherwood, the former Spurs and Blackburn midfielder, has previously worked at the club with the academy and development squads. 

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