West Ham man hints at his imminent departure, thanks ‘fantastic’ Allardyce

West Ham United attacking coach Teddy Sheringham will speak with Stevenage about the managerial job.

West Ham United attacking coach Teddy Sheringham has confirmed to Sky Sports that he has been given permission to talk to Stevenage about the managerial job at the League Two outfit.

The former Manchester United and Nottingham Forest striker has been working at the Premier League club for the past year.

Earlier today, Stevenage confirmed on their official website that they will speak to Sheringham, and the former Tottenham Hotspur star has expressed his excitement at the prospect of becoming the club’s manager.

“I have been given permission to talk, and they want to talk to me and I am looking forward to talk to them and hear what they say,” the Englishman told Sky Sports.

“I’ve had a very enjoyable season. Sam Allardyce has been absolutely fantastic, first of all for inviting me and then giving me the experience to get involved.

"He has been very open with me. I have the utmost respect for what he has done for me this year. After that year, I am ready to move on now and hope to get a job myself.”

Sheringham’s prospective appointment means that Graham Westley will leave his position as the Stevenage manager.

The Boro finished sixth in League Two this season and earned a playoff spot, but they failed to get the better of Southend United in the semi-finals.

It is interesting that Stevenage want to bring in someone who has not worked as a manager before and take a huge risk.

Perhaps Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace has been impressed with the work that the 49-year-old has been doing as a coach at West Ham over the past year.

Sheringham, who also played for Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United, is a big name in English football, and his arrival at Broadhall Way will certainly increase the profile of Stevenage.

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