Former West Ham United striker Teddy Sheringham has returned to the club as an attacking coach

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Teddy Sheringham playing in Ledley King's testimonial. Picture: Action Images Teddy Sheringham playing in Ledley King's testimonial. Picture: Action Images

Former West Ham United forward Teddy Sheringham has returned to the club as an attacking coach, as expected.

The 48-year-old former England striker, who retired six years ago, will join the Hammers on a part-time basis, focussing on working with the club's forwards.

One of the conditions of Sam Allardyce keeping his job at Upton Park was that he would appoint an attacking coach to help get the best out of the club's strikers.

Speaking to the club's website, Sheringham said: "I'm very excited. Sam phoned me a week or so ago and asked me if I fancied it. It was far too good to resist really.

"Being a West Ham boy and coming from the area, it fits nicely in all that I'm about, what with working alongside Sam and knowing a few of the players as well. They've got a lot of respect for Sam, they speak very highly of him and to know that's the case made me want to get involved.

"I know the environment, I know everything about West Ham, so it was just too good an opportunity to turn down," added Sheringham.

Winner of the Hammer of the Year award for his part in returning West Ham to the top-flight in 2005, Sheringham won the inaugural Premiership golden boot as well as three Premier League titles and the Champions League.

Signed in 2004 to assist West Ham's promotion push, the Highams Park-born striker scored 30 goals in 87 appearances for the Hammers during his three seasons at the Boleyn.

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