Crawley Town’s next opponents Stevenage have sacked their manager, legendary England striker Teddy Sheringham.
Mark Yates’ side are to travel to the Hertfordshire club on Saturday to face the team they beat 2-1 on Boxing Day at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.
Sheringham, 49, lasted 29 games in charge during which he oversaw six wins which left them two places below Crawley at 19th in League 2.
This was the first team he had managed following a highly successful playing career for Tottenham, Manchester United and made 51 appearances for England.
Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace said in a club statement: “Teddy has had the worst luck I’ve seen in the 16 years I’ve owned the football club.
“Normally we’d have one or two major ops on key players in a season but we’ve had more this season than the last three combined.
“You also occasionally lose points in the last few minutes of games but we’ve been in this situation in four of the last eight matches. However, we are where we are and the club have to make a change.
“Teddy came in having to work on a lower budget than we’ve had before and the lack of available funds has made it difficult to get the players he’d like.
“He’s given it his all but it hasn’t worked and now we have to thank him for his efforts and move on.”
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