Teddy Sheringham offers opinion on West Ham's performances and Slaven Bilic's influence

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Teddy Sheringham has spoken highly of Slaven Bilic and West Ham United.

Former West Ham United striker Teddy Sheringham has told The Mirror that he loves what he's seen from the Hammers this season.

Sheringham, now 47, recently lost his job as manager of League Two strugglers Stevenage, and has looked back at his former club West Ham.

The former England international striker hit 30 goals in 87 games during his time at Upton Park, and established himself as a fan favourite even after two spells with rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Now, Sheringham has spoken to The Mirror about West Ham's current state, given that they are enjoying one of their finest Premier League seasons to date.

Led by former Hammers defender Slaven Bilic, West Ham are currently up in fifth place in the Premier League table, and sit just one point adrift of the top four, with Champions League qualification a very real prospect under Bilic.

Playmaker Dimitri Payet has taken most of the plaudits, but the truth is that many West Ham players are impressing right now, with Aaron Cresswell, Mark Noble, Cheikhou Kouyate, Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini all deservedly earning praise.

Now, Sheringham has admitted that he 'loves' what he's seen from West Ham's performances this season, and highlighted the influence of Croatian manager Bilic, who has got the Hammers 'playing with a swagger' according to the former striker.

"I love what they are doing and the way they are playing," said Sheringham. "Slaven Bilic has them playing with a swagger. They have done so well," he added.

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