Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) on Friday appointed former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Teddy Sheringham as their new chief coach for the next edition.
Sheringham replaces José Francisco Molina, who guided the city-based outfit to glory in the 2016 edition.
“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,” ATK principal owner Sanjiv Goenka said in a statement.
“Our endeavour to retain expertise and map out a compact team structure has been enhanced with Sheringham joining the team this season.
“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.”
Sheringham was part of United’s treble winning season in 1998-99. The 51-year-old scored the equaliser in the dramatic Champions League final against Bayern Munich, which United won 2-1.
Sheringham has also played for West Ham United before opting to get into coaching.
He was the attacking play coach at West Ham United during the 2014-15 season but parted ways with the London outfit in May 2015 to take over English fourth division side Stevenage. However, he was sacked in February 2016 after a run of poor results.