STEVEN’S STRIKING TEDDY MEETING
STEVENAGE new boy Steven Schumacher has described his first meeting with boss and former England striker Teddy Sheringham as a “surreal” experience.
Last season’s beaten playoff semi-finalists handed 49-year-old Sheringham his first managerial role during the summer and he has wasted no time in putting together a fresh squad – including the addition of exChelsea goalkeeper Dmitri Kharine to his backroom staff.
But Schumacher, 31, says he could not believe his eyes when he first arrived at the club from Fleetwood Town.
“It was a bit surreal,” said Schumacher. “When I came down the first thing Teddy Sheringham said to me was ‘do you want a cup of tea?’
“I looked at the chairman thinking, I can’t believe Teddy Sheringham’s making me a cup of tea.”
Sheringham, who scored 288 goals in 755 league appearances, worked previously as the attacking coach at Premier League side West Ham.
And Schumacher has no doubts he possesses all the qualities required to be a successful manager.
“He’s worked with the best, so I’m really looking forward to working with him,” added Schumacher.
“At the moment he’s calm and laid back, but I’m sure if things don’t go well he could lose his temper.
“We have to take each game as it comes and try to learn from each other.”
SHOCK: Steven Schumacher