Sherwood appointed Aston Villa manager
Sherwood had a successful stint as Tottenham manager
Tim Sherwood has been appointed manager at Aston Villa, signing a contract at the club until summer 2015
Sherwood, 46, replaced Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham manager in December 2013 but was sacked at the end of last season and has been out of work since."It is a great honour to manage one of the biggest clubs in English football," said Sherwood. "I can't wait to get started and I'm really looking forward to the challenge."
Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox said: "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 strongly believe Tim has the qualities to get the best out of our current squad and help us build and develop for the future."
After working as a coach at White Hart Lane from 2008, Sherwood stabilised Spurs following the exit of Villas Boas, taking them above Manchester United to finish sixth in the Premier League in 2013-14.
Sherwood, who won three England caps, joined Tottenham as a player in 1999 from Blackburn, where he captained them to the Premier League title in 1994-95.
He left White Hart Lane in 2003 and moved to Portsmouth but returned as part of the club's coaching staff under then manager Harry Redknapp.