Stevenage are set to appoint Teddy Sheringham to replace outgoing manager Graham Westley after confirming they are talking to the West Ham attacking coach.
The club’s website said “Stevenage FC can confirm they are in talks with former Manchester United, Spurs, West Ham and England international Teddy Sheringham with a view to him taking over as Manager next season.”
Westley led Stevenage to the League Two play-offs this season, losing 4-2 on aggregate to Southend, and chairman Phil Wallace confirmed the 47-year-old would be leaving at the end of his contract.
“Despite the utmost respect and appreciation I have for everything he’s done for Stevenage FC, sometimes you have to accept that a business needs to change to refresh itself and evolve,” he said “Sometimes that means management, sometimes it means owners and sometimes it means both.”
Sheringham was appointed Hammer’s attacking coach on a part-time basis back in May 2014 but with Allardyce almost certain to go in a few days time it usually means the end of the road for his back room team too. Stevenage’s Chief Executive is Barry Webber who was commercial Director at West Ham until last year. Barry was a guest at the recent West Ham Players’ awards in Park Lane, London where Sheringham was present.