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Stevenage Managers Teddy Sheringham

Sheringham
Date Of Birth:

02/04/1966

Place Of Birth:

Highams Park


Previous Club(s):

West Ham United (C)

Later Club(s):

ATK (IND) (M)


Playing Career:

Colchester United, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest, Djurgardens IF (SWE) (loan), Aldershot (loan), Millwall

Boro' Honours:
  • None to report
Complete Record:
P W D L F A Pts* WR%
337101643572821
Best League:

n/a

Best FA Cup:

R2 (2015/6)

Best League Cup:

R1 (2015/6)

Best FA Trophy:

n/a


It was somewhat surprising that Stevenage were searching for a new gaffer in summer 2015, having just missed out on a return to League One after an agonising playoff to defeat to Southend United. But the board had opted for a new direction and that's where Teddy Sheringham comes in.

To many, Edward Paul Sheringham is best known for his time at Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester United. And then you have his role as the wonderful foil to Alan Shearer in Terry Venables' England side of Euro 96. He may not have won it all, but his career pushed him very, very close.

After starting out at Millwall, the Highams Park-born striker moved north for a spell with Nottingham Forest. He scored one of the first Premier League goals while at Forest, but soon moved to Tottenham Hotspur where it could be argued a legend was born.

Sheringham quickly established himself as one of England's best strikers in his time at the Lane, most notably forming a terrific partnership with Jurgen Klinsmann. It was no wonder that Manchester United came calling in 1997 - though replacing Eric Cantona was going to be no mean feat.

After finding his feet at Old Trafford, it would take him less than two years to win the most sought after titles in the European game. The Premier League title, the FA Cup and the European Cup - all coming in 1998-9 and thanks to Sheringham in no small part.

His career took him back to Tottenham in 2001 and then onto Portsmouth in 2003, before West Ham United proved his next port of call in 2004. While at the Hammers, he broke the record for the oldest outfield player in Premier League history, turning out at the grand age of 40 years old.

In July 2007, Colchester United was to become the final playing port of call for Sheringham. Upon retirement, poker and golf became notable interests. But he returned to top flight football in May 2014 after being named striking coach at West Ham.

With uncertainty surrounding the fate of Sam Allardyce as Hammers boss in summer 2015, it soon emerged that Stevenage were interested in talking to him about a first managerial post; talks that proved conclusive and landed a famed England legend with the chance to prove himself in the dugout.

It didn't work out in the end, however. Stevenage were left floundering at the wrong end of the table when it was announced in early 2016 that Sheringham had left the club. The punt hadn't work and it left the board with more rebuilding yet to do as Boro' aimed to steer clear of the drop back to the Conference.

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