Tim Sherwood: New Spurs boss says knowledge of club is key

Tim Sherwood says he hopes his in-depth knowledge of Tottenham will make him a success as the club's new manager.

"I've known it from the grassroots right up to the first team, worked at every level of the football club and played here, so I know it better than most," said the 44-year-old.

"Hopefully that will stand me in good stead taking this club forward."

The former Spurs midfielder was given the job on a 18-month contract after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas.

Sherwood said it was a "proud moment" to be named manager, adding: "If you cut me in half, I bleed the colour of the club."