‘I’m loving being a manager’, says Sheringham

Teddy Sheringham

Teddy Sheringham - Credit: Archant

Former Spurs and Manchester United ace gets his first taste of victory as Stevenage manager

Teddy Sheringham says he is ‘loving every minute’ of management.

The Stevenage boss saw his side record their first success of the season on Saturday when goals from Fraser Franks and Brett Williams helped Boro to a 2-0 victory over Hartlepool United.

Speaking about the win, Sheringham says his side has come a long way since he took over - but added that there’s still further improvement to come.

“It’s great, I’m loving every minute of what’s going on,” Sheringham said.

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“It’s all a learning period, and we have to learn about each other. I’ve got my experience to pass across [to the players] on certain things.

“I’ve had 30 years experience in this game, and I’ve got to pass it on quickly.”

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Sheringham added: “For me we’ve looked very organised, we’ve come a long way since pre-season since I took charge and we’ve got even longer to go to improve to where I want to be.”

Sheringham fielded four teenagers on Saturday. One, Connor Ogilvie, is on loan from Spurs and slotted in at left-back while further forward there were three players who have all recently featured for the club’s academy: Dale Gorman, Rohdell Gordon and Dipo Akinyemi.

Sheringham said: “All the back four were good. Connor coming in for his first game, I thought he was very cool at times and did what he had to do at left-back.

“[At right-back] Fraser has been up there as my most consistent player for three-and-three-quarter games and that’s another game again where he’s been consistent so for him to score means a lot to him and us.”

Asked about the benefit of three academy players already knowing each other’s games, Sheringham said: “I was the same at Millwall; when you come through the ranks together and you all find yourself in the first team together it’s a nice feeling.

“When those boys have played on a Saturday morning over at the training ground and then to come through and play together, I knows what it’s like.

“I’ve told them to enjoy it, and we’ll be ready to work again on Monday.”

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