GARY’S PLAYED HIS CARDS RIGHT, TEDDY
SPEAKING to Gary Rowett last week, the Birmingham boss dispelled my suggestion that he was an overnight success.
The 41-year-old spent the best part of a decade coaching kids and reserves before stepping into the breach at Burton. He is convinced he wouldn’t have succeeded otherwise.
Perhaps Teddy Sheringham should take heed. Prior to taking charge at Stevenage, the former England man had spent more time playing poker than watching football. His only previous experience was as striker coach at West Ham.
That’s hardly ideal preparation for improving a thin squad on scant resources. Given time, Sheringham will learn on the job. But as he struggles to reverse a run of one win in eight, he must surely be wishing he’d spent more hours on the training pitch and fewer in the casino.