Lee leaves Liverpool - Report

29 June 2011 11:30
iverpool have parted company with assistant manager Sammy Lee, according to unconfirmed reports on Wednesday.

The reasons for the Anfield legend's departure are unclear and the club have yet to comment on the reports , but the appointment of Steve Clarke last season may have minimalised his role.

Lee, who had been working as part of Kenny Dalglish's staff, has already been linked with a move to West Ham, where he would be reunited with former Bolton colleague Sam Allardyce.

The ex-Liverpool player had been a part of the coaching staff since being appointed as reserve team coach by Graeme Souness in 1993.

He was promoted to a first-team role under Roy Evans and kept his position when Gerard Houllier became the sole manager.

Lee left Liverpool in 2004, when he took up a full-time position with England before becoming Allardyce's assistant at Bolton.

The now-52-year-old succeeded Allardyce as manager at Bolton, but was sacked after winning just one match in 11 and returned to Anfield in 2008 as a deputy to Rafa Benitez.

Source: Team_Talk