Teddy Sheringham lands his first managerial position with Stevenageby Jack Kitson / 21 May 2015, 14:16Tweet
Teddy Sheringham has taken the plunge into the managerial arena, after signing a contract with League Two outfit Stevenage. The former England striker had been working as an attacking coach with West Ham, but has decided the time was right to make a name for himself as a manager, with the 49-year-old replacing Graham Westley at Broadhall Way.
The Hammers granted permission for Stevenage to open talks with Sheringham on Tuesday, and after a successful round of negotiations the former Man Utd and Tottenham striker has put pen to paper and taken up the offer. Sheringham will be tasked with leading his new troops to promotion up to League One next season, something which the club came agonisingly close to last term, having lost to Southend in the play-offs.
Meanwhile, Westley will be heading out the exit door after seeing his third-spell in charge of Stevenage come to an end. The 47-year-old spent three years at the helm between 2003 and 2006, before returning for a second stint two years later. Back in March 2013 Westley made it a hat-trick by taking charge of the club for the third time, but was unable to save his side from the dreaded from down to League Two. Last term Boro booked their place in the play-offs (6th), but they were piped to the post by Southend in extra-time of the second-leg of their semi-final.