TERRY Butcher won’t be the only ex-England great prowling the dug-outs of Sky Bet League Two next season, writes Michael Pearlman.

Butcher, capped 77-times by the Three Lions can now look forward to locking horns with Teddy Sheringham, the 51-times capped striker after he was confirmed as the new boss of Stevenage..

Sheringham, 49, leaves his role as attacking coach at West Ham to make his first foray into management.

The former Tottenham and Manchester United forward replaces Graham Westley, whose contract expires on May 31.

A statement on the club's website www.stevenagefc.com read: "Stevenage FC have confirmed that former Manchester United, Tottenham, West Ham and England international Teddy Sheringham will take over as as manager in the summer.

"The 49-year old will arrive at the Lamex Stadium from West Ham where he spent last season as attacking coach."

Barclays Premier League club West Ham paid tribute to their outgoing coach on their Twitter feed.

They tweeted: "West Ham United would like to wish attacking coach Teddy Sheringham all the very best in his new role as Stevenage manager.

"The Hammers would like to thank Teddy for his hard work and contribution to the Hammers during the 2014/15 season."

Sheringham admits Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace has taken a ‘gamble’ in handing an unknown quantity a three-year contract.

Sheringham said: “I am walking into the unknown and the chairman knows that as well. He is taking a chance, taking a gamble on me and I want to fulfil his optimism in me.

“The aim is to do better than last season. That is a big ask but the aim is always to do better than the season before.

“The chairman is telling me I can be my own man and I am pleased to hear that he is going to back me. He told me what a lovely club it is and a lot of others have. To say I am excited is an understatement.”

Sheringham thanked West Ham boss Sam Allardyce.

‘I have to say a big thanks to Sam Allardyce. It was a big gamble for him but he wanted me to come in and help as a coach. Hopefully I did that in some capacity,” he said.

“The experience I had was invaluable to me. He told me what problems he had on the pitch and around it, invited me to meeting, he was very open – you can’t buy that experience so I will be forever grateful.

“I have asked for advice and he has given me a little bit and I will take it onboard.”