Sherwood, who has been in charge of the team in a caretaker capacity since Andre Villas-Boas was fired expressed a desire to take the job full-time at the weekend and Spurs announced the hiring on its Twitter account tonight.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 23, 2013
Sherwood, who played for Spurs from 1999 to 2003, has been part of the backroom team at White Hart Lane since 2008, and his appointment was backed by former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp who earlier today told The Sun:
“Tim should get the job permanently and work alongside Les Ferdinand. Together, they are old-school Spurs and would do a tremendous job.
“I brought them both back to the club when I was there because they understand the place. They are great coaches and don’t forget Tim was captain of Blackburn when they won the Premier League in 1995.