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Sunday 26 May 2013

On this day: Teddy Sheringham returns to Spurs

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall the England forward returning to Spurs

  • Teddy Sheringham with Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle on the day of his return

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

On this day: 26 May 2001 Teddy Sheringham returns to Tottenham

Four years after leaving Tottenham Hotspur for Manchester United, Teddy Sheringham returned to White Hart Lane. Sheringham had helped United to the treble in 1999 and two further Barclays Premier League titles as well as individual honours such as PFA and Football Writers’ player of the year for 2000-01.

Despite Sir Alex Ferguson’s attempts to persuade Sheringham not to move back south, a two-year deal on the table from Spurs and the chance to be closer to his son Charlie convinced the forward to return.

“It was a very big decision, especially as Sir Alex wanted me to stay,” Sheringham said. "But Daniel Levy [Spurs' non-executive director] convinced me it was the right move. There was a lot to take into consideration but it is good to be back.

"The aim is to win something."

Over the next two seasons such a target was not achieved as Sheringham played 69 times in the league, scoring 22 goals, and helped Spurs to finish the first season in ninth, their highest position in six years.

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember Teddy Sheringham returning to Spurs from Man Utd