Former Manchester United star Sheringham named Stevenage boss

The former England striker will take over from the departing Graham Westley in the summer, with the League Two club having reached the play-offs this season

Stevenage have confirmed that former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham is to take over as manager at the Lamex Stadium.

The League Two side, who reached the play-offs this season, announced on Wednesday that talks had begun with the former England international about replacing departing boss Graham Westley.

Sheringham enjoyed a glittering playing career and was part of United’s treble-winning team in the 1998-1999 season, scoring in the dramatic 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

NEWS: Stevenage FC can confirm that Teddy Sheringham will take over as manager this summer! #welcometeddy

— StevenageFC Official (@StevenageFC) May 21, 2015

He also enjoyed spells with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Tottenham, Portsmouth and West Ham.

Sheringham has spent this season coaching West Ham’s forwards and received praised from manager Sam Allardyce for the work that he had done in helping the team to lofty positions in the Premier League earlier this term.

And the club posted a fond farewell message on Twitter, which read: “West Ham United would like to wish attacking coach Teddy Sheringham all the very best in his new role as Stevenage manager.

“The Hammers would like to thank Teddy for his hard work and contribution to West Ham United during the 2014-15 season.”