From the Back Pages, December 24: Tim Sherwood named Tottenham Hotspur head coach until end of 2014-15 season

From the back pages
From the back pages

Tim Sherwood has been appointed head coach of Tottenham Hotspur with a contract to the end of the 2014-2015 season, the Premier League club announced this evening. (The Times)

Emmanuel Adebayor says it is his ‘glory time’ at Tottenham now he is back in the starting XI and scoring goals for fun, but has accused the club of disrespecting him in a period which reached its zenith when he was left out of the club’s official squad photograph. (The Independent)

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea: Premier League: The London rivals played out a stalemate at the Emirates to leave Liverpool top of the table at Christmas. (The Guardian)

Malky Mackay insists he expected to lose his Cardiff job over the weekend after receiving an explosive email from the club’s owner Vincent Tan. (The Mirror)

David Moyes is hoping for a ‘Christmas miracle’ to have Robin van Persie or Michael Carrick available over the busy festive period. (Daily Mail)

Cycling: Questions raised over Sir Bradley Wiggins’s Team Sky future after former Tour de France winner not handed contract extension. (The Telegraph)

THE hockey fraternity has rallied round to give Beeston’s Martin Scanlon a morale-boosting Christmas present. Scanlon is undergoing a second bout of chemotherapy for Hodgkins Lymphoma and his team-mate Sam Ward, the country’s top scorer, has led the way in fund-raising for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research by pledging £50 for each national league goal he scores in the Score4Scan fund. With club support, that has risen to £120 a goal. (The Express)