Sherwood Appointed Aston Villa Manager

Tim Sherwood has been appointed as new manager of Premier League club Aston Villa on a three-and-a-half year contract, barely a week after Paul Lambert was sacked by the club.

Tim Sherwood: new man at Aston Villa

Sherwood,46, joins the Midlands club having spent the second half of last season at Tottenham Hotspur, where he was replaced by Mauricio Pochettino during the close season.

Sherwood’s contract will see him take charge until the end of season 2017-18.

In a statement on the club’s website, the club said they are excited to have secured the services of one of English football’s most highly sought after managers.

Tom Fox, Aston Villa chief executive: “Randy and I are really pleased that Tim has decided to join the club.

“Tim had a fantastic career at Tottenham, not only in his brief spell as first-team manager but, just as importantly, in the role he played in developing young talent.

“We are determined to build a football operation with a long-term vision and a commitment to youth development.

“We strongly believe Tim has the qualities to get the best out of our current squad and help us build and develop for the future.”

Tim Sherwood said: “It is a great honour to manage one of the biggest clubs in English football.

“I can’t wait to get started and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”