LONDON -- British soccer club Tottenham announced the appointment of Tim Sherwood as its new manager on Monday night.
The former Spurs midfielder signed a contract lasting to the end of the 2014-15 season, the Premier League club confirmed.
"We were extremely reluctant to make a change mid-season, but felt we had to do so in the club's best interests," Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy told the club's official website.
"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.
Levy praised Sherwood as a talented coach.
"We believe Tim has both the knowledge and the drive to take the squad forward," he said.
Sherwood had taken charge of the team for two games after the firing of Andre Villas Boas earlier this month.
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