Former Spurs boss’s return to Premier League management confirmed

Tim Sherwood has officially been announced as the new manager of Aston Villa, putting pen to paper on a deal lasting until summer 2018.

The Midlands club sacked Paul Lambert on Wednesday after yet another defeat against Hull City which saw the struggling side on a winless run of 10 league games in which they scored just two goals.

Sherwood’s last job in management was at Tottenham Hotspur last season, replacing Andre Villas Boas who was sacked in December 2013. Although the 46 year-old had a top flight win percentage of 59% – the best of any Tottenham boss in Premier League history – he was also dismissed from the White Hart Lane dugout at the end of the campaign after failing to secure a top-four finish.

However, Sherwood is now back in the game and has expressed his delight at being able to manage a Premier League team again.

“It is a great honour to manage one of the biggest clubs in English football,” he said.

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

Villa have scored just 12 league goals in 25 games – the lowest in Premier League history at that stage – and currently sit in 18th place in the table.

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