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Sheringham returns to Hammers

Former England striker Teddy Sheringham has agreed to join West Ham in a coaching role.

Sky Sports News understands that Sheringham - who spent three years as a player at Upton Park between 2004 and 2007 - will return to the club on a non-contract basis.

West Ham are yet to confirm his arrival, but on Wednesday evening Hammers striker Carlton Cole tweeted: "Great news that Teddy Sheringham has joined us."

Sheringham, who scored 30 goals for West Ham in just 49 appearances, will work with the club's attacking players.

The Hammers struggled to score goals last season, managing just 40 in 38 Premier League matches.

Their top scorer in the league was midfielder Kevin Nolan, with seven, with their top-scoring striker Carlton Cole with just six.

Boss Sam Allardyce incurred the wrath of the supporters, who accused him of employing a negative, long-ball style.