Tottenham Hotspur have placed their trust in the untested Tim Sherwood, with the Premier League outfit having named the former midfielder as successor to the ousted Andre Villas-Boas.
Sherwood has been handed the reins at White Hart Lane until the end of the 2014/15 campaign.
Here, Sky Sports takes a look at the career of a man charged with the task of helping a north London giant fulfil its potential.
1969: Born in St Albans on February 6.
1987: September 12 - Makes debut as a midfielder for Watford in a 3-2 win against Sheffield Wednesday in the old First Division.
1989: July - Moved to Norwich where he made 88 appearances in all competitions and scored 13 goals.
1992: February - Joined Kenny Dalglish's Blackburn team for £500,000. Became a fans' favourite because of his work-rate.
1994: Under his captaincy, Rovers finish second in the Premiership.
1995: Sherwood guides the Ewood Park side to the league title. However, they make a poor start to the following season and finish bottom of their Champions League group although they survive in the top flight.
1999: February - Moves to Tottenham for £4million. Makes debut as a substitute against Coventry,
March - Makes full debut for England in a 3-1 victory over Poland at Wembley after being selected by then manager Kevin Keegan. Sherwood wins three England caps in total.
2002: Is part of the Spurs team beaten in the League Cup final by former club Blackburn.
2003: January - Announces he has had a major row with manager Glenn Hoddle and leaves, joining Portsmouth on a four-month contract. Becomes an integral part of the team that wins the First Division championship and subsequent promotion.
December - Remains an important part of the Pompey squad but breaks his leg against Spurs on Boxing Day.
2004: Is released by Portsmouth and in July signs for Peter Reid's Coventry.
2005: Leaves the Sky Blues, bringing an end to his playing career.
2008: October - Joins Spurs coaching staff under then boss Harry Redknapp.
2013: December 16 - Sherwood assumed first-team coaching duties following the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas.
December 18 - Loses 2-1 at home to West Ham in the Capital One Cup in his first game in charge.
December 22 - Spurs beat Southampton 3-2 at St Mary's in the Premier League. Sherwood makes his feelings clear, saying: "I don't want it (the job) on a temporary basis. I want it for the long term."
December 23 - Sherwood is appointed as Spurs new head coach until the end of the 2014/15 season.