Ex-Tottenham owner Alan Sugar told Teddy Sheringham to ‘f*** off’ before striker made amazing transfer to Man Utd


TEDDY SHERINGHAM has revealed how former Tottenham chairman Lord Alan Sugar told him to ‘f*** off’ before he joined Manchester United.

The 55-year-old swapped White Hart Lane for Old Trafford in 1997 following 5 years spent in North London.

Teddy Sheringham left Tottenham for Manchester United in 1997 after rowing with Lord Alan SugarCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Sheringham famously scored in the Champions League final in 1999 as the Red Devils beat Bayern Munich
Sheringham famously scored contained in the Champions League last in 1999 on account of the Red Devils beat Bayern MunichCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

After 98 targets in 197 video video video games, Spurs have been eager to current him a mannequin new deal, with the England worldwide totally blissful to carry on the membership.

But the centre-forward and then-Tottenham chairman and owner Sugar disagreed concerning the contract measurement, which led the participant to be part of United on the age of 31 to substitute Eric Cantona.

Speaking inside the newest episode of A League of Their Own, Sheringham was requested by host Romesh Ranganathan how did Sugar take his departure.

To which Sheringham acknowledged: “They [Tottenham] offered me a four-year contract when I was about 30.

“I acknowledged I wished a five-year contract, we’ve got now been buzzing and harring about that and it bought just a bit bit bit heated.

“And then he modified his concepts, he acknowledged, ‘In actuality, no I do not assume you may be even going to play for an additional 4 years, so we’re going to give you a three-year [deal].’

Sugar was only prepared to offer Sheringham a three-year deal, much to Sheringham's anger
Sugar was solely ready to current Sheringham a three-year deal, a lot to Sheringham’s angerCredit: Getty – Contributor


“And we just end up having a row and I said, ‘Well I want to go then’.

“And he went, ‘Go on then, f*** off,’ and I went ‘All appropriate then I’ll’.

“[I] put in a transfer request and lucky for me Man Utd came calling and said, ‘Come and play for us’.”

In his first season on the Theatre of Dreams, Sheringham banged in 14 targets from 42 video video video games, although Arsenal gained the Premier League and FA Cup.

Sheringham nonetheless managed to win each trophies in addition to to the Champions League the following promoting and advertising and marketing advertising and marketing marketing campaign.

He memorably equalised contained in the European Cup last within the course of Bayern Munich, before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the winner moments later.

The former Millwall star had come off the bench per week before the battle within the course of the Bundesliga outfit to hearth in United’s opening objective of their FA Cup last win over Newcastle.

After three Premier League titles in 4 years, Sheringham departed United in 2001, the place he returned to Spurs.

He scored 22 targets in 70 top-flight appearances before he was launched in 2003.

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