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Sheringham beating the Sam drum

Teddy Sheringham has still to be appointed as the Irons new attacking coach but it all seems to be a ‘given.’

The official site has been freely quoting the Millwall, Spurs and Manchester forward front man today.

Indeed Sheri hasn’t been shy in beating the drum on behalf of a manager who appears to be having some control placed on him by the board.

Of  last season he said:”It was a bit hard going at times and they had injury problems as well, so it’s nice to come through and be performing in the Premier League again next year.”

He added: “From where they were at Christmas time, it was an achievement to finish relatively comfortably.

“At the start of the season they’d have expected to go better than that, but when you struggle at times it’s nice to come through.”

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“I’ve spoken to a lot of the players at West Ham and they love Sam. That’s the main thing – that the players are responding to the manager.

“A lot of times when you’re struggling down the bottom, the players say things like ‘I’m not having the manager’ and all that.

“When the players openly say he’s good to play for and he looks after you, that’s half the battle.”

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