Teddy Sheringham responded to his sacking as Stevenage manager by going to their next game in disguise.
The former England striker’s eight-month spell at the helm was ended last Monday after only seven wins from his 33 games in charge.
But rather than avoid Stevenage’s next result in the wake of the sacking, Sheringham actually went to Borough’s next match with Crawley in order to see how the players reacted.
“I got the sack on the Monday and Stevenage were playing at home and I wanted to see how they reacted to my sacking, so I went to the game on the Saturday incognito,” he told The Times.
“I went in disguise, put it that way. I wanted to see what the reaction of the players and supporters would be. I just wanted to get a vibe of how things were.
“I’m still concerned, I don’t want to see Stevenage relegated. Was there something I wasn’t doing, was something better with me not there?”
Stevenage lost to Crawley but won at Hartlepool on Tuesday night, leaving them 11 points clear of the drop zone.
Sheringham knows that his reputation as a manager is hardly high given his poor record with them, but hopes another club will give him a chance.
“If I can’t do it at Stevenage in League Two, who else is going to touch me – that was my initial reaction and my apprehension about taking the job in the first place,” he added.
“But it is about learning and growing, and I feel better equipped now. If I get a chance now, I don’t have to make those mistakes.”