Teddy given permission to speak to Stevenage

TeddyWest Ham have granted Stevenage permission to speak to Teddy Sheringham about taking over as manager.

The 49-year-old has told friends he is ready to move into football management. Like Sam Allardyce current Stevenage manager Graham Westley is out of contract this summer.

The former West Ham striker was appointed Hammer’s attacking coach on a part-time basis back in May 2014.

With Allardyce’s own job is under serious doubt at the end of the season it also raises question marks over the futures of his back room staff including assistant boss Neil McDonald, coach Ian Hendon and Teddy Sheringham.
Stevenage’s Chief Executive  is Barry Webber who was Commercial Director at West Ham until recently. Barry was a guest at the recent West Ham Players awards in Park Lane, London.

About Sean Whetstone

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9 comments on “Teddy given permission to speak to Stevenage

  1. Do you not need coaching badges to manage Stevenage ?
    Why can’t he be part of our new setup and actually have a job with a manager who wants to attack,
    Good luck Teddy at least you have learnt how not to manage your resources properly,

    • A new manager wants his own staff often people he has been working with for some time, its a team you employ not just one man. In those circumstances you simply could not guarantee Teddy his future so I am glad to hear about this as it would be sad to see him lose his job and this very much leaves scope for him to return in a higher position at some stage if it all works out, forwards coach was only ever going to be a temporary position for someone keen to get into actual management. At his age he can’t exactly waste time.

  2. I would be sad to if my job was working with Carroll ( sick note ) Sakho ( sick note )
    Magia ( on loan ) Zarate ( on loan ) Cole ( to old to change no training required)
    Nene ( Sam said don’t bother not going to use him )Lee ( Sam said don’t be silly to young )
    Valencia ( Sam said don’t bother he won’t pass to Nolan )
    Nolan ( are you having a joke )
    In fact I never wanted you Teddy take the rest of the year off but don’t tell the board said BFS

  3. As long as I live I will never understand why the Board didn’t let him take over from BFS during the last 6 or 7 games of the season. We’d have got rid of the genius, given Teddy some much needed experience, had some entertaining football to enjoy (win, lose or draw), reunited the fans and been able to openly advertise the managerial position. It would have been win win all round

  4. You only need a UEFA Pro Licence if you want to manage a football club in the top level of the nation’s league system on a permanent basis. I think Teddy has some lower level badges for coaching. At least level 1 and 2 from what I have been told.

  5. I understand that Sean but when people like Shearer in the past were given jobs without the
    badges they were given time and when we were all pushing 8 games ago for BFS to be
    Replaced by Teddy we were shot down being told not possible,

  6. The new rules came into force in 2010 by which time all Premier League managers needed a pro license, Teddy would be allowed to manage a Premier League for 12 weeks without a license under the current rules. Shearer managed Newcastle in 2009 just before the new rules were enforced. He was only in charge for 8 games.

  7. Doing a bit of research it appears Teddy would need a UEFA B license to manage a League two club like Stevenage. Accrington Stanley were fined last year for not having one for James Beattie http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jan/20/accrington-stanley-fined-james-beattie-coaching-badges

    There was talk of West Ham funding a two week course in Ireland for Teddy to get a coaching badge, I don’t know enough about UEFA B licenses to know whether it could be achieved within a two week course

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