ATK sacks Teddy Sheringham, Ashley Westwood interim coach for ISL 2017-18
ATK sacked coach Teddy Sheringham and named technical director Ashley Westwood in interim role after a string of poor results in Indian Super League (ISL) . Currently eighth in the standings with over half the competition gone, ATK host Chennaiyin FC on Thursday.football Updated: Jan 24, 2018 14:35 IST
Reigning champions ATK sacked coach Teddy Sherignham and named technical director Ashley Westwood as interim appointment, the ISL franchise said in a release here on Wednesday afternoon.
Currently eighth in the standings with over half the competition gone, ATK host Chennaiyin FC here on Thursday.
“ATK today announced a change in their coaching set up. ATK Team Management would like to thank Teddy Sheringham for his services towards Hero ISL Season 4 (sic). We wish him all the very best for his future endeavours. Ashley Westwood, will be interim Head Coach,” said a media release from the club on Wednesday.
Under Sheringham, a former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur legend who played 51 internationals for England between 1993 and 2002 which included two World Cup campaigns, ATK have have lost four games, drawn three and won three.
It was their last defeat, 0-3 away to FC Pune City that sealed the deal for one of the Premiership’s most famous strikers. This is the first time ATK, twice champions and semi-finalists in 2015, have changed coaches mid-season.
Sheringham, 51, was the third coach sacked this season after Kerala Blasters removed Rene Muelensteen and Joao de Deus was removed by NorthEast United FC.
Sheringham’s previous coaching stints included seven months at Stevenage in League Two of England in 2015 and a brief stint as attacking coach at West Ham.