Where is Teddy Sheringham now?
Ex Premier League striker Teddy Sheringham finally retired from playing in 2008 at the age of 42 after a season at Colchester United.
Starting at Millwall in 1983 he played for 25 years making over 900 first team appearances and scoring over 350 goals for nine different clubs.
His trophy haul over his career includes four Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League with Manchester United as well as the Second Division title with Millwall and the Full Members Cup with Nottingham Forest.
He was also a regular for the England national side between 1993 and 2002 winning 51 caps and representing them at the 1996 UEFA European Championships and the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup finals.
Upon retiring from football in 2008, Sheringham starting playing competitive poker on a regular basis and became a noticeable player on the world scene winning various prestigious competitions worldwide.
In May 2014, he returned to football as an attacking coach for West Ham United after their board asked for the team to play in a more attacking style.
This appointment paid immediate dividends as the team scored twice as many goals in their first 12 games compared to the previous season.
He left the Hammers after a year when he was appointed manager at League Two side Stevenage but was sacked in February 2016 after winning just six times in 29 games.
Stevenage’s chairman Phil Wallace said “Normally we’d have one or two major ops on key players in a season but we’ve had more this season than the last three combined.
“Teddy came in having to work on a lower budget than we’ve had before and the lack of available funds has made it difficult to get the players he’d like. He’s given it his all but it hasn’t worked and now we have to thank him for his efforts and move on.”
Sheringham made a return to football management in July 2017 when he was appointed head coach of two-time winners of the Indian Super League Atletico de Kolkata,
His new side included former Premier League stars Jussi Jaaskelainan, Ryan Taylor and former Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Robbie Keane but he won just three of his 10 games in charge prompting the club’s owners to relieve him of his duties in January 2018.
In 2020 Sheringham was a suprise contestant on ITV show The Masked Singer where he sung in disguise dressed as a tree.
He also took part in the second series of ‘Harry Heroes‘ which saw a group of former England players travel to Germany to play some of their ex-internationals in a grudge match. The Three Lions were victorious with a 1-0 victory against a team containing German legends such as Thomas Hassler and Steffen Freund.
#One2Eleven (4-4-2 Formation)
Teddy Sheringham was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in December 2012 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Peter Schmeichel – I was lucky to play with the two best goalkeepers around at the time in Schmeichel and David Seaman but Big Pete just edges it.
RB – Gary Neville – been the best right back in the country for the last 15 years.
LB – Denis Irwin – 9 out of 10 every week. Strong with his right foot and left foot. Perfection! No one ever ripped him apart.
CB – Tony Adams – a leader of men. Euro 96 he was fantastic when he had to have injections in his knee before the game. Played with him for England since I was 15/16 – love him!
CB – Jaap Stam – an absolute mountain and a fantastic player. A great asset to have in your team.
RM – Darren Anderton – ‘Shaggy’ to his friends was just awesome. A clever player, team player, scored goals and made goals. Great runner and great engine but suffered from a lot of injuries.
CM – Roy Keane – he made things tick. If he was missing a Manchester United game the team wasn’t as thorough, hard and nasty and inevitably we didn’t win.
CM – Paul Gascoigne – he was a genius and the best English player I ever played with.
LM – Ryan Giggs – without doubt the best left-sided player in the country for the last 20 years. He could do everything – a legend.
ST – Alan Shearer – the best goalscorer in the land. Had loads of injuries but always scored goals.
ST – Jurgen Klinsmann – he just won the World Cup when he came to Tottenham and we though yeah, go on then….and he did. He was inspirational.
Teddy Sheringham: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth, West Ham United|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com