Big Sam rules out Lee move

05 July 2011 11:48
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has ruled out bringing his former Bolton assistant Sammy Lee to Upton Park.[LNB] Allardyce has a hole to fill in his backroom staff after Kevin Keen's recent departure for Liverpool, who parted company with Lee last week.[LNB]But he admitted the role he was looking to fill would be lower down the pecking order, not the first-team coach role Lee would be most suited to.[LNB]"We are looking to bring in one more coach, but it will not be Sammy," Allardyce said.[LNB]"Sammy is a first-team coach, but I have Neil McDonald and Wally Downes here already.[LNB]"The only place I need to fill is that of someone to link the Academy and developing players to the first-team squad.[LNB]"We are looking at people at the moment and hopefully we will have someone in place in time for the trip to Switzerland at the end of the week."

Source: Team_Talk