The former Hammer set to join us is not in terms of playing staff but actually a coaching acquisition. The player I am talking about is Teddy Sheringham. It seems that the former striker is set to become our new attacking coach, with Carlton Cole tweeting this tweet:
Just heard we have signed Mauro Zarate today. I have no doubt he will be a success. Also great news that Tedddy Sheringham has joined us.
This signing does not surprise me. In fact it is probably a sensible option by the board. Of course there were other options out there such as Dean Ashton and Tony Cottee, but Sheringham has played for so called bigger teams. Teddy has played at teams such as Manchester United and also Tottenham. This would have helped him discover some knowledge from top level coaches such as Alex Ferguson. Sheringham is also set to take his coaching badges before he comes to West Ham so would be fully qualified for the job.
We all know why an attacking coach has been brought in. It is to help us score goals. This is something that Teddy is very good at doing. He is the 10th highest goalscorer in Premier League history, with 146 goals in 407 appearances.
I have the feeling that Teddy is being groomed for the Hammers job that I think could be vacant within a years time. This is because I think the owners will not renew Allardyce’s contract next year and is therefore free to leave. By then Sheringham will have enough knowledge and experience of the club coaching wise to be able to take over the reigns as first team manager.