Former Liverpool manager: Club stopped me signing Sheringham

Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans says that the club’s decision to veto a move for Teddy Sheringham was his biggest transfer regret during his time in charge.

Former Liverpool manager: Club stopped me signing Sheringham

Former Liverpool manager: Club stopped me signing Sheringham

Evens managed Liverpool between 1994 and 1998, and broke the British transfer record to sign Stan Collymore from Nottingham Forest.

Yet it was another former Forest striker who he most regrets not being able to sign, although he understands why the club made the call.

“Biggest transfer regret? I’d say Teddy Sheringham,” Evans told The Liverpool Way.

“It was a boardroom decision not to sign him because of his age.

“They thought at the age of twenty-seven or whatever it was that he was too old. Not too old to play, but too old to be a good investment.

“He went on to play a number of years with Manchester United and then back to Tottenham and was very successful.

“I spoke to Teddy before that and since then and he wanted to come, it was just a boardroom decision and as a manager you just have to take that.

“It was a fair answer, they just felt it wasn’t right, although they were proved wrong by how Teddy played for United. You just take that on the chin though.”

Teddy at Liverpool eh. It makes us yearn for late 90s football.

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