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- Tim Sherwood will be in the stands for Aston Villa’s clash with Leicester
- 46-year-old was only candidate chief executive Tom Fox spoke to
- Sherwood signs deal until the summer of 2018
- First official game in charge will be against Stoke on February 21
The former Tottenham Hotspur head coach will be in the stands for Villa’s match against Leicester on Sunday and will hold a press conference on Monday.
Sherwood will be tasked with immediately lifting a squad who have failed to win in ten Premier League games, with relegation the Championship a realistic fear.
Aston Villa have confirmed that former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood is their new manager
The 46-year-old was the only candidate Villa chief executive Tom Fox spoke to, and negotiations have reached a happy conclusion.
It is understood Sherwood sought assurances over finances and his long-term position, with his three-and-a-half year deal an indication he got his wishes. Villa were also seeking an individual for an extended period, rather than immediate firefighter, and will hope Sherwood can get the most out of their academy talents.
His first official game in charge will be the visit of Stoke on February 21.
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.’
And Fox added: ‘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.’