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Sammy Lee leaves Liverpool
Published : 29 Jun 2011 08:27:30
Sammy Lee has left Liverpool after three years as assistant manager. The 52-year-old fans favourite was brought back to Anfield in 2008 as Rafa Benitez's No 2 but the arrival of first team coach Steve Clarke in January has forced him to play a less significant role in manager Kenny Dalglish's backroom team.
Kop out: Sammy Lee is set to leave Liverpool as assistant manager with first team coach Steve Clarke playing a prominent backroom part under boss Kenny Dalglish Clarke agreed a new three-year deal soon after Dalglish was confirmed as the club's permanent boss in May and is likely to elevated to assistant.
Lee has been linked with a possible reunion with Sam Allardyce at West Ham. The pair worked together at Bolton five years ago before Lee succeeded Allardyce as Wanderers boss for a brief 11-match stint before being axed.
Reunion: Lee has been linked with a move to West Ham working for Sam Allardyce Allardyce is understood to be reshuffling his coaching set-up at Upton Park as he aims to guide his new club out of the Championship and back to the Barclays Premier League at the first attempt this season. But he recently appointed former Blackburn Rovers right-hand man Neil McDonald as his Hammers assistant meaning Lee would have to take up a role as first team coach - a position already held by Kevin Keen.