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Spurs put faith in Tim Sherwood to rescue flagging season

by robert jones

Tim Sherwood has told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that he wants full say on transfers after agreeing an 18-month contract as head coach of the club.

The former Spurs captain had his Christmas wish granted early when he was appointed as the successor to Andre Villas-Boas on a deal that will run until the end of the 2014-15 season.

And unlike Villas-Boas, whose summer spending spree was overseen by technical director Franco Baldini, Sherwood will decide which players Spurs sign during next month's transfer window.

Sherwood (pictured), had previously made it clear to Levy that he had no interest in taking the job on an interim basis and if that was the only position on offer he would rather return to his role as technical co-ordinator and coach of the club's under-21 side.

Levy has now shown his faith in the 44-year-old by appointing him until the end of next season rather than just for the remainder of the current campaign.

In a statement, Levy said: "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 finish to the season.

"We are in the fortunate position of having within our Club a talented coach in Tim Sherwood.

"We believe Tim has both the knowledge and the drive to take the squad forward."

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