Teddy Sheringham goes to Stevenage match in disguise days after he was sacked

The Man United legend wanted to see how the players performed without him.

Sheringham was sacked last week.
Sheringham was sacked last week.
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TEDDY SHERINGHAM HAS revealed he dressed up in disguise to watch Stevenage’s next game following his sacking as the club’s manager.

The former England international striker was relieved of his duties by the League Two side last week after he managed to oversee just seven wins in 33 games in charge.

But rather than separate himself from the club completely, Sheringham wanted to see how the players reacted to his departure first hand so attended their next game incognito.

“I got the sack on the Monday and Stevenage were playing at home and I wanted to see how they reacted to my sacking, so I went to the game on the Saturday incognito,” he told The Times.

“I went in disguise, put it that way. I wanted to see what the reaction of the players and supporters would be. I just wanted to get a vibe of how things were.

“I’m still concerned, I don’t want to see Stevenage relegated. Was there something I wasn’t doing, was something better with me not there?”

Initially it appeared not as Borough lost to Crawley but they went onto win at Hartlepool on Tuesday night, a result which leaves them 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

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Sheringham now finds himself without a job after his first managerial post didn’t go as planned.

“If I can’t do it at Stevenage in League Two, who else is going to touch me? That was my initial reaction and my apprehension about taking the job in the first place.

“But it is about learning and growing, and I feel better equipped now. If I get a chance now, I don’t have to make those mistakes.”

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