Former Tottenham Hotspur winger David Ginola has praised the club's decision to appoint Tim Sherwood until the end of the season as a temporary replacement for Andre Villas-Boas.

Sherwood was placed in temporary charge last week after Villas-Boas was sacked following the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.

After the League Cup defeat to West Ham United and the Premier League win at Southampton, Sherwood has been rewarded with a contract until the end of the season.

And Ginola, who himself was keen on the role at Tottenham, is thrilled to see Sherwood trusted with running first team operations until the end of the campaign.

"I think it's a fantastic idea," Ginola told talkSPORT.

"I saw the game at Southampton, which was a fantastic result, but as well as that you could see he is aiming to change some bits and pieces in the team - starting with the fact that he's playing Adebayor, who has already scored three goals.

"It seemed like it was a team that needed some changes and I think Tim and Les could do a good job.

"Because there aren't many managers available right now, rather than make a mistake it's better for the club to appoint someone you know, someone who knows the club and the players really well.

"It's only until the end of next season, but if he does a good job, why not appoint him for good?

"He played for the club, he loves the club so I think it is great news for Spurs."

Despite being knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham, the victory over Southampton appears to have convinced Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to appoint Sherwood for the remainder of the season.

"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, exciting finish to the season," the Tottenham chairman said.

"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."