Sheringham happy Colchester United did not come calling for assistant Kevin Watson

Teddy Sheringham

Teddy Sheringham - Credit: Archant

Teddy Sheringham says he would have fought tooth and nail to keep assistant Kevin Watson at Stevenage had former employers Colchester United come calling for his services.

The U’s parted ways with Tony Humes last week, leaving the hotseat up for grabs but despite Watson’s four-year playing spell at the League One side between 2004 and 2008, chairman Robbie Cowling turned to former Colchester defender Wayne Brown to fill the homle as caretaker boss.

Sheringham said: “I discussed it with him [Kevin] and I said ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if they came in for him.’

“He’s a big face in the Colchester history and I wouldn’t have been surprised if Robbie had come knocking on our door saying can they take Kevin off of us.

“He’s a very important part of our backroom staff and I love having him here so I would have been fighting off Robbie even though it would have been hard to stand in Kevin’s way if that had have come calling because I don’t know if he has designs on being his own manager but luckily for us, that situation didn’t arise and they didn’t come knocking.”