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Atletico de Kolkata name Teddy Sheringham as coach for upcoming ISL season

Teddy Sheringham, former Manchester United and England striker, has been appointed as the coach of two-time Indian Super Leagu (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata for the upcoming season.

football Updated: Jul 15, 2017 13:12 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Teddy Sheringham played 51 international games for England from 1993 till 2002 and has played for clubs like Manchester United F.C. and Tottenham Hotspur F.C.(Getty Images)

Two-time Indian Super League champions Atletico de Kolkata announced the appointment of former Manchester United and England striker Teddy Sheringham as their new coach for the upcoming ISL season.

Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, Principal Owner ATK announced the signing of Sheringham who has played for the likes of Manchester United, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur with distinction.

He also donned the England jersey 51 times between 1993 and 2002.

“I am glad to welcome our new coach Teddy Sheringham to ATK family and strongly believe that it is going to be an enriching experience for him and the boys. Our endeavour to retain expertise and map out a compact team structure has been enhanced with Sheringham joining the team this season,” Goenka said.

“One of the top goal scorers and an exceptional player himself I am hopeful Teddy will bring his fine planning skills to lead the way for ATK,” he said in a statement.

Sheringham said, “I am excited to be joining ATK and can’t wait to get started. Sanjiv Goenka has told me about the Indian Super League and it seems like a great place to follow your football dreams and ambitions.”

First Published: Jul 15, 2017 13:12 IST