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Teddy Sheringham returns to West Ham as part-time attack coach

The 48-year-old has a strong relationship with Hammers’ manager ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce.

Sheringham at a charity match in 2010.
Sheringham at a charity match in 2010.
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FORMER WEST HAM forward Teddy Sheringham has returned to the London club in a part-time capacity as attack coach.

The 48-year-old has a strong relationship with Hammers’ head coach Sam Allardyce dating back to his apprenticeship at Millwall in the 1980s. Sheringham’s playing career subsequently took him to Tottenham Hotspur and Man United, among other clubs.

After 361 goals in 959 international and club games, this will be the ex-England striker’s first foray into the world of coaching.

“I rang Teddy up to see if he was interested and he jumped at the chance,” said West Ham boss Allardyce. “Obviously, he will come in and work specifically with the attacking players, so it’s a part-time role to start with and we’ll how it goes and develops after that.

He brings many things – his experience and knowledge as a player, his technical ability and then the sort of things he might have done in the box to make that little bit more space.

“It’s breaking it down into a very specific basis so the players can take it on board, learn from it and hopefully adapt it on the field to use those techniques to make space and put the ball in the back of the net.”

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