Former Tottenham, Manchester United and West Ham forward Teddy Sheringham named Stevenage manager

It is the 49-year-old's first foray into management

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Teddy Sheringham has been confirmed as the new manager of Sky Bet League Two club Stevenage.

Sheringham, 49, leaves his role as attacking coach at West Ham to make his first foray into management.

The former Tottenham and Manchester United forward, who earned 51 caps for England, replaces Graham Westley, whose contract expires on May 31.

Westley's final game in charge was the play-off semi-final second-leg defeat to Southend, which they lost 4-2 on aggregate.

A statement on the club's website read: "Stevenage FC have confirmed that former Manchester United, Tottenham, West Ham and England international Teddy Sheringham will take over as as manager in the summer.

"The 49-year old will arrive at the Lamex Stadium from West Ham where he spent last season as attacking coach."

Barclays Premier League club West Ham paid tribute to their outgoing coach on their Twitter feed.

They tweeted: "West Ham United would like to wish attacking coach Teddy Sheringham all the very best in his new role as Stevenage manager.

"The Hammers would like to thank Teddy for his hard work and contribution to the Hammers during the 2014/15 season."