English Premiership

Allardyce names Lee as Palace assistant

2017-01-10 17:21
Sam Allardyce (Getty)

Cape Town - Sam Allardyce has named Sammy Lee as his assistant at Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace.

The 57-year-old, who was assistant to Allardyce during his ill-fated tenure as England coach, was also number two to the former Bolton boss at the Trotters before being installed as manager upon Allardyce's exit.

His first foray into coaching saw Lee join the Liverpool reserve coaching staff under Graeme Souness, and he remained at the club under Roy Evans and Gerard Houllier were he was promoted to first-team coach.

He was also a part-time coach to Sven-Goran Eriksson with England in 2001 and left the Reds for a full-time post in 2004.

Lee rejoined Liverpool under Rafael Benitez in 2008 ahead of rejoining Bolton and working alongside Ronald Koeman at Southampton until the Dutchman's departure.

He now links up with Allardyce again after a short spell of inactivity following Gareth Southgate's appointment as manager of the Three Lions, having decided not to keep the experienced Lee.

A statement from the Eagles read: "Crystal Palace Football Club are pleased to announce that Sammy Lee has joined the club as Assistant Manager.

"Sammy was assistant to Sam Allardyce at Bolton Wanderers and has had two spells working at international level with England.  

"Lee left Southampton at the end of last season, having previously held a coaching role at his former club, Liverpool."

"I am looking forward to once again working with Sammy. It was great working with him at Bolton and is someone who has a wealth of experience both at club and international level over the years as well," Allardyce added.


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