International

United great sacked by Stevenage

2016-02-01 21:17
Teddy Sheringham is returning to West Ham United a
Teddy Sheringham is returning to West Ham United as attacking coach. Photograph: AP

London - Teddy Sheringham's first crack at management came to an abrupt end on Monday when the former Manchester United star was sacked by fourth tier Stevenage.

Sheringham had high hopes of launching a successful managerial career when he took charge of the League Two club in May.

But, despite a glittering playing career that including three Premier League titles with United and a goal-scoring contribution to their epic 1999 Champions League final win over Bayern Munich, the ex-Tottenham and England striker struggled to transform Stevenage's fortunes and leaves with the team languishing in 19th place.

They managed just six wins from 29 games under Sheringham's leadership and Saturday's 2-1 defeat at fellow strugglers York proved the final straw for Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace.

"Teddy has had the worst luck I've seen in the 16 years I've owned the football club. Normally we'd have one or two major ops on key players in a season but we've had more this season than the last three combined," Wallace said.

"You also occasionally lose points in the last few minutes of games but we've been in this situation in four of the last eight matches. However, we are where we are and the club have to make a change.

"Teddy came in having to work on a lower budget than we've had before and the lack of available funds has made it difficult to get the players he'd like. He's given it his all but it hasn't worked and now we have to thank him for his efforts and move on."

Read more on:    teddy sheringham  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.