The new boss speaks about taking over as manager...
A little earlier today we announced the news that Teddy Sheringham will take over as manager of Stevenage FC in the summer. Speaking to the media at his first press conference, the new boss says he is thoroughly looking forward to the challenge.
“A lot of people have told me about what a lovely club it is. To say that I am excited is an understatement and I am really looking forward to next season.
“The aim is to do better than last season. I know that is a big aim but that should be the aim for the football club, whichever football club you are at.
“The chairman has said to me that I can be my own man and I am very pleased to hear that.”
Teddy says that despite going into the “unknown” somewhat; he is familiar with some of our players and watched us during the play-offs.
“I watched them in the play-offs and I have been very impressed. To get into the play-offs was a great season so the players are performing well which is a good thing to take into next season.
“I know a few of the boys, the likes of Chris Day were at Tottenham, I think Charlie Lee might have kicked me once or twice when he was coming through the ranks. I know Ronnie Henry too.
“We need to get a few in but I have started looking at that already over the last few days and I would like to get that work done as quick as we can.”
The new boss has plenty to do as he will begin to build a squad and backroom staff. Teddy says that choosing the right staff who know the league will be of utmost importance to him.
“I think that is very important. If there is one bit of advice that I have been given it is to make your backroom staff right. I won’t be rushing into it but at the same time I do need to get that sorted so I will be looking at that very closely over the next week.
“I know what to expect from a football match, there are different ways to win a football match and I am sure working for Stevenage I am going to see every different way it can be done. That is up to me to work out the best way for this club to play and produce results.”