West Ham United coach Teddy Sheringham has admitted that he has had to use a trial and error approach since being handed a role at the Boleyn Ground.
Sheringham is just starting out his career as a coach and he has revealed that he has had to experiment with what works and what doesn't so far.
The 48-year-old was appointed by Sam Allardyce to develop the Hammers' strikers on the training pitch this summer and Sheringham has explained his method of coaching today.
"It’s a little bit of trial and error," he explained to the Daily Mail. "If you put on two or three bad sessions, they’ll soon be saying, 'no thanks. I’ll go and do my shooting with someone else'. Touch wood, it has not been like that."
"They’re looking at me and probably thinking, you’re this ex-player who’s been around and knows his stuff. Well, go on then... show us what you can do. And it’s a bit like, well I’ve never put on a session before!"
Whatever Sheringham has been doing so far, it seems to have been going well.
The Hammers have earned a lot of plaudits for their new found attacking style and they have looked more of a goalscoring threat than they have a number of years.
Part of that can be attributed to the quality of the players which Allardyce brought in over the summer, but Sheringham should also take some praise.
Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia have both been in-fine form in-front of goal this season and the club will hope that this partnership can continue to fire them up the table as the season progresses.
They pair missed the Hammers' last game with Everton and their importance was shown, as the side slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Goodison Park.
It was a blow, but not too damaging a result because of the positive opening to the campaign that Allardyce's men have made.
West Ham are occupying sixth position in the Premier League table at the moment and they will be looking to climb even further up the league by beating Newcastle United this weekend.