Manchester United legend to make playing return aged 49

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Stevenage coach Teddy Sheringham looks set to come out of retirement at 49, over 20 years since he won the Premier League’s first-ever Golden Boot.

In the 1992-93 football season, the first year of the Premier League since the division’s rebrand, the Tottenham Hotspur striker claimed the award after scoring 22 goals in 41 games. Twenty-three years later, as manager of League Two Stevenage, the 49-year-old manager is ready to make a comeback for the ages – very literally.

According to BBC, Sheringham has registered himself as a player for an upcoming Herts Senior Cup match. The 49-year-old last played for Colchester United in the Championship Division back in the 2007-08 season, he was 42 when he originally hung up the cleats.

BBC reported that Sheringham could very well play for the club against Welwyn Garden City this week alongside 41-year-old assistant manager Kevin Watson.

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Stevenage said that the move is “not an uncommon occurrence at the club” and that previous members of management had played in the competition as well – including 56-year-old goalkeeping coach Dave Beasant last season.

Sheringham won three straight Premier League titles with Manchester United from 1998 to 2001, and took over management of Stevenage this past May after serving as attacking coach at West Ham United.

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