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Five months short of turning 50, this Premier League legend is coming out of retirement

The former Manchester United and Tottenham striker has been in charge of the club since May.

Image: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

WITH HIS TEAM struggling in League Two, Teddy Sheringham feels he can provide the spark needed to reinvigorate the club.

Having taken over as manager in May, he’s found the going tough and his side have won just three times from their sixteen league games so far.

At the weekend, they suffered a thumping 5-1 defeat to Oxford in their own backyard. From the last ten fixtures, Stevenage have won just once.

So, Sheringham – who turns 50 next April, has decided to take some extreme action.

Man Utd v Boro Sheringham celebrates after scoring for Manchester United in 2000. Source: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/PA Images

He’s registered as a player, as has his 41-year-old assistant Kevin Watson – and the duo could play in a Herts Senior Cup tie against Welwyn Garden City on Wednesday night.

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Next weekend, Stevenage face Gillingham in the FA Cup.

In August, Sheringham – who retired in 2008 after a glittering career in England with Manchester United, Tottenham, West Ham and Nottingham Forest – proved he still had it.

With the BBC cameras at the Stevenage training ground, the 1999 Champions League winner rolled back the years and conjured a truly breathtaking finish.

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