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Name Teddy Sheringham
Gender Male
Nationality UK
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
  Football Coach
Desc The eleventh-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League with 146 goals, and the competition’s 19th-highest appearance maker. A cult hero at Spurs thanks to two prolific spells at White Hart Lane, but it is at Manchester United that he enjoyed the most success, winning three consecutive Premier League titles between 1998-2001

Affiliation

Club as Coach Stevenage
Club as Player Manchester United
  Tottenham Spurs

1998 06 30 Retrieve

[Two minutes after halftime, with the score tied at 2-2, Beckham was shoved down from behind by Diego Simeone of Argentina. Still lying on the ground, in full view of the Danish referee, Kim Nielsen, Beckham kicked Simeone in the back of the right leg, drawing a red card and an immediate ejection] It’s very difficult. We played our hearts out. It’s hard to believe we’re done

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Teddy Sheringham on Thierry Henry] Thierry Henry is immense, he’s got incredible pace and it just seems he has different gears and when he gets into that third gear it’s just end of story for anyone chasing him. His pace scares defenders and I just wish I’d had half of it. But it’s not just about pace; he’s got great skill

2015 11 28 Retrieve

[on Roy Keane] You need someone in a team to dictate the pace of the play and Roy does that perfectly. He defends – he’s a good tackler and a good header of the ball – and starts attacks, and passes the ball with metronomic accuracy. He works tirelessly and demands so much from his team-mates. When things are tough, like they were when United were 2-0 down in Turin in the 1999 European Cup Semi-Final, Keane gets going. But even when things are going well, he drives the team on

2016 02 17 Retrieve

[Quote on Cafu] An outstanding athlete. [. . .] Cafu is very attacking [. . .] (and) can get forward and overlap, but drop back in defence within seconds. He’s a great crosser and he can score a goal too

2016 02 18 Retrieve

[on Tony Adams] Tony reads the game perfectly, is a great organiser

2016 03 21 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] As a player, he reminds me of (Jurgen) Klinsmann, that enthusiasm that Jurgen had when he first came to the club, that bounding stride, I think Harry has that. He runs at defenders, can hold the ball up and the most important thing is that he scores goals. He scores all types of goals as well. He gets in the six-yard box, he’ll strike it from the edge of the box and outside the box. I like Harry. I’ve met him a couple of times and you can tell he wants to learn which is a big factor for a young footballer. He’s not big-time one bit. I just love the way he’s taken on the mantle of being the number one striker, because it’s not easy. He’s gone in there and said ‘bring it on, I’ll have some of that’ and long may it continue

2016 03 22 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] There’re always doubts there but he’s shown he can do it. He’s a fantastic player, full of goals at the moment, full of optimism, full of confidence. That’s how you want your strikers. He’s proving that he’s in the Premier League and he’s there to stay. That’s what a second season is for. He’s proven himself with flying colours. It’s very exciting

2016 03 23 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] He’s a complete striker. He can score with his left foot, right foot and with his head, from distance and from close range. He can run long or drop into areas that ask defenders questions and he can hold up the ball. He’s only 22 and you don’t really get to know your game until you’re 26/27 and in your prime. He can score goals and he wants to show you he can score goals, long may that continue!

2016 03 24 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] He’s an outstanding player. As for being like me, I think he’s probably got a little bit more than me. He can do everything I could but he’s got a bit of pace as well. He can go a long way

2019 05 30 Retrieve

[Manchester United have been urged to rekindle their interest in Harry Maguire, he could be their version of Vincent Kompany or Tony Adams] Central defence is a big area where they need to find a Vincent Kompany or Tony Adams-type player. I think Harry Maguire is the one for me. He’s got great leadership qualities, and has a real calming influence. He’s very similar to Rio Ferdinand, in that he’s cool on the ball and defends very well. That would be a fine start from my point of view. Top players like Harry are going to have the choice of some big, big clubs around Europe this summer

[Home-grown talent has played a big part in the club’s past, and a 1999 Treble winner wants to see it form part of the future] I really believe they should go back to the British mentality. The core of any good, British team, comes from British players, as I see it. Over the last 20 or 30 years, if a British team does well in the league or in Europe, there’s always a core of British players involved

2020 01 20 Retrieve

[Teddy Sheringham says There are big problems at Man Utd and Pogba is one of them] There are big problems at Man Utd and I think Pogba is one of them. I know he hasn’t been playing for a couple of months, and we can’t blame him for what’s happening on the pitch now, but we’re still talking about him. When you look to your leaders as players, you want someone who is going to give their all 100 per cent every game.

He’s obviously a talented lad but his demeanour sometimes when you’re looking for people to dig deep doesn’t really go with the Man Utd fans and the way they’ve been brought up and the players they’ve seen over the years. You think about Bryan Robson and Roy Keane, with their desire to dig deep and turn things around, and you look at Pogba on the pitch trotting about – is he going to turn things around when things are bad? He hasn’t really dug deep at major times for Manchester United and I think people have had enough of him

[Sheringham believes Solskjaer should be given significant funds to bolster the squad over the next two or three transfer windows] There are definitely things wrong at Manchester United and they’ve got to change. I know from my time in managing that you need to change things around, but you can’t change things overnight. If they’re going to stick with Solskjaer, which I think they should do, they’ve got to back him. They have to give him two or three transfer windows and back him. You have to remember when Pep Guardiola came over he didn’t get Man City right straight away, it takes 12 or 18 months before your philosophies of football are ground into every player so they understand. You’ve got to give Ole a chance, give him another couple of windows and make sure he’s getting his players in before you blame him for what’s happening on the pitch. It takes time

2020 05 26 Retrieve

[Teddy Sheringham says Pogba gives off bad vibes, he’s no Roy Keane] The big one for me is Pogba. There’s been a lot of talk about him, when you mention top players, captains, when things weren’t going right in our time, Roy Keane put things right. He would drive our team on. He would dig deep, he would make sure we had a say in every game we played in, because of his desire, and I think when you look at Paul Pogba, does he have the same mentality? Yes he might be a talented boy, but does he really dig deep, does he get Manchester United out of the mire when the going gets tough? For me the answers are no, he gives off the wrong vibe as a Manchester United player. Yes it’s good to be cocky and arrogant at the right times, I would say Dwight Yorke had that with a big smile on his face, cocky and arrogant, but he had a desire to do things right as well at the right times, and I think you’ve got to have that. And I don’t think Paul Pogba gives you that, and I think he would be one that would need to go so that you can get someone else in with the right mentality and the right desire. The Manchester United way to drive your team on to make sure you get out of the position you’re in to move the club forward

When you look at Liverpool and Manchester City, I think they’re a long way off. I like what Ole’s doing up there. I think there’s a nice feeling about the club at the moment, I think he’s had a very good starting period. He’s had an unsettling time, but I think he’s steadied the ship now, I think things are going in the right direction, but still a long, long way off challenging the top two for the championship. They need to recruit in the right manner, get the right people out as well, which isn’t easy when you’re at a football club, they need to be moving in the right direction

2020 05 26b Retrieve

[Teddy Sheringham has been urged Harry Kane to weigh up his options carefully] There are similarities but you have to look at where they are and where Tottenham were when I was playing for them. I think the ambition had been sucked out of the club when I was at Tottenham, we weren’t really going places. At least with Tottenham at the moment they’re getting in the top four, they’re challenging for things, they were in the Champions League final not long ago. He’s got to work out his situation, does he want to leave? Will there be top players coming to Tottenham to play with him, or does he have to leave to play with top players? At the moment, I’d say his career at Tottenham has been steadily going forward but I think it might be at a crossroads. If not this year, if they haven’t won anything or look like they’re challenging for things and moving forwards, there could be changes. Harry only has one career and he wants to win things. We’ll see what happens but my advice would be ‘you only get one career, Harry, make sure you make the most of it’.