He is also under no illusion about the demands of the job.
Sheringham told the Sunday Mirror: "I know at this level, players have to be worked on. I will be doing that. For me, there is not enough one-to-one education for players - to learn and practise to make them better players. Yes, the season is hectic but there is still time to do that work."
He lists the qualities of the men he worked for.
"Fergie? Unbelievable. I wouldn't even try to be like him. He was his own man.
"Who could try and be like Brian Clough?
"Terry Venables? What a manager - for Tottenham and England. Everybody loved his sessions. You just had to listen to him talk, hear the little points he had to make. The little bit of guile that you would really think about.
"Ossie Ardiles? It was great playing for him - 'Just go out and play, play, play.' The enjoyment of that was fantastic.
"George Graham? He was brilliant for me as a young player at Millwall. He told us what he wanted... and if it wasn't going as he wanted, he would show us!"