Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham has been appointed by League Two outfit Stevenage to succeed the outgoing Graham Westley.
Back in 1999, Sheringham was busy taking part in the ten most successful days in Manchester United’s history, beating Tottenham, Newcastle and Bayern Munich on the trot to clinch the one and only Treble triumph football has ever seen.
Nearly two decades later, the former England striker still hasn’t given up on football and now he’ll put in the effort to bring League Two side Stevenage to new highs.
Probably not the Champions League but at least getting closer to the Championship will be a natural target, after being knocked out by Southend in the League Two play-offs this season.
“The aim is to do better than this season”, stated the 49-year-old to the club’s official website.
“The chairman has said to me that I can be my own man and I’m very pleased to hear that.”
Leaving duties at West Ham
Over the past season, the former Millwall, Tottenham and United striker, with spells of various lengths at a number of other clubs as well, has been a resource for Sam Allardyce. Sheringham has been employed as an attacking coach at West Ham United, but is now ready to face bigger challenges on his own.
Sheringham himself played his part, scoring at both Wembley and Camp Nou in both the two cup finals. Who can ever forget the legendary lines by Clive Tyldesley in the dying minutes in Barcelona?
“It comes for Dwight Yorke… Cleared! Giggs with a shot… AND SHERINGHAM! Name on the trophy!”
That was one of the 46 goals the former United no. 10 scored for the club and it’s hard, almost impossible, to come across a more important one during his 153 appearances in the red shirt.