Breaking: Tottenham Hotspur announce Tim Sherwood as Head Coach

Tottenham have made an announcement in relation to Tim Sherwood.

A statement on Tottenham's official website read:

"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.

Sherwood took charge of Tottenham for their League Cup exit to West Ham last week but oversaw a 3-2 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

His attacking team selection picked up plenty of plaudits, notable for the re-inclusion of Emmanuel Adebayor.

The position of head coach is the same title given to predecessor Andre Villas-Boas when he was appointed in 2012.

Dutchman Louis van Gaal was recently linked and stated yesterday he would be interested, but not until the end of the season due to his commitments with the Holland national team.

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