Stevenage have hired Glenn Roeder as the club’s Managerial Advisor as they look to guarantee their Football League status for another season, the club has confirmed on their official website.
The Boro haven’t had the best life back in League Two and after appointing Manchester United legend Teddy Sheringham as the club’s manager in the summer, they now find themselves one point above the drop zone after parting company with Sheringham.
The club appointed Head of Youth Darren Sarll in Sheringham’s place and they are now seven points clear of 23rd placed York City, but they have lost five games in a row.
Roeder joins Stevenge with a wealth of experience and has managed in the Premier League with West Ham and Newcastle United as well as spells in the Football League with Gillingham, Watford and Norwich City.
He has not managed since his departure from the Canaries in 2009 but in April 2015, he joined Sky Bet Championship side Sheffield Wednesday to work as an advisor under the club’s new owners.
He left that role in December but now finds himself looking to guide 33-year-old Sarll in his first steps in management, and see Stevenage cross the line and stay in the Football League.
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