Teddy Sheringham: Stevenage get permission for manager talks

By Simon StoneBBC Sport
Teddy Sheringham
Teddy Sheringham scored 11 times for England

West Ham have given attacking coach Teddy Sheringham permission to speak to League Two club Stevenage about their manager's job.

Stevenage boss Graham Westley, whose contract expires on 31 May, has hinted he may leave after they failed to gain promotion through the play-offs.

Ex-England striker Sheringham, 49, rejoined the Hammers 12 months ago.

Should be be appointed, it would be the former Tottenham and Manchester United forward's first managerial position.

Sheringham had a 25-year playing career, which began at Millwall before spells at Nottingham Forest and Spurs.

He spent four years at Manchester United, scoring an injury-time equaliser in their Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich in 1999.

After returning to Tottenham, spells at Portsmouth, West Ham and Colchester followed before he retired aged 42 at the end of the 2007-08 season.

Sheringham, the oldest goalscorer and outfield player in Premier League history, won 51 England caps.

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