Aston Villa have confirmed the appointment of former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood as their new manager after the 46-year-old signed a three-year contract at Villa Park on Saturday.

Sherwood comes in to succeed Paul Lambert who was sacked on Wednesday when Villa dropped into relegation zone after they failed to record a single win in ten Premier League matches.

He was the only candidate Villa chief executive Tom Fox spoke to, and they both have reached successful negotiations and Sherwood will now be tasked with the task of turning the despicable ship of the team in the right direction and prevent them from playing in the Championship next season.

It is understood Sherwood sought assurances over finances and his long term position. Villa were also seeking an individual for an extended period, rather than immediate firefighter, and will hope their new gaffer can get the most out of their academy talents.

Sherwood’s first official league game in charge will be the visit of Stoke on February 21.

He will be in the stands for Villa’s FA Cup tie with Leicester on Sunday and will hold a press conference on Monday.

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