Tesco has appointed former Allders boss Terry Green as chief executive of clothing following months of speculation as to whether he would join the retailer.

Green has a long career in clothing, having been chief executive of Debenhams, Allders, Topshop and BHS.

Tesco said that Green would help to grow the business further and bring in new ranges and better value for customers.

Green replaces John Hoerner who will now be involved in developing a template for Tesco’s European clothing business.