By Chris Nomjov
English Premiership strugglers, Aston Villa have appointed that Tim Sherwood as the club’s new manager, replacing the departed Paul Lambert.
The former Tottenham boss has been without a job since May 2014 after he was sacked by Spurs and although he had been heavily linked with QPR, talks with the club broke down paving the way for Villa to move in.
“It is a great honour to manage one of the biggest clubs in English football,” Sherwood told the club’s official website after the announcement of his appointment.
“I can’t wait to get started and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”
Villa chairman Randy Lerner added: “While being forever conscious of the frustrations that we all suffer, we feel that a change that offers a positive, fresh approach will be very good for the club.
“I know that Tom [Fox, Villa chief executive] and many others at Villa worked very hard to recruit Tim in the face of severely limited time constraints and pounding pressure.
“More importantly, I know further that internally we remain focused and committed to challenges we face, and I am deeply appreciative for that.”
Sherwood, an outspoken and gutsy former Tottenham striker, has appreciable experience form his time at Tottenham. He would be expected to guide the Midland club, out of relegation and help them register goals, as the team currently claims the worst goalscoring record, in the English Premiership, this season.