Sheringham heads to the ISL with Kolkata

Indian Super League (ISL) side Atletico de Kolkata have reportedly appointed former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham as head coach.

The 51-year old succeeds Jose Molina as coach.

Sheringham also played for Tottenham, and West Ham during a successful club career that saw him claim the Champions League with United in 1999.

He was capped 51 times by England.

He became attacking coach at West Ham following his retirement, but left the club in 2015 for an ultimately unsuccessful spell in charge of English League Two side Stevenage.

Kolkata are believed to initially wanted to install former Bengaluru manager Ashley Westwood as their new coach, but the move was reportedly blocked by the ISL.

Following the rejection, Westwood was installed as Technical Director and Sheringham handed the reins as head coach.

In addition to the new appointments on the coaching side, the Kolkata side have also retained star goalkeeper Debjit Majumder and utility man Prabir Das ahead of the new season.

Reports have suggested that the reigning ISL Champions are lining up an audacious bid for former Ireland International Robbie Keane who has been without a club since leaving LA Galaxy in December.