Sunday 26 May 2013
Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.
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.