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Sammy Lee appointed Bolton manager, replacing Allardyce

Sammy Lee appointed Bolton manager, replacing Allardyce

Sammy Lee was appointed Bolton manager on Monday, a day after Sam Allardyde quit.
Lee was Allardyce's assistant at Bolton from June 2005. He also worked as an assistant coach with England from 2001 until leaving after the 2006 World Cup.
The 48-year-old Lee will take charge of Bolton's last two games of the season against West Ham and Aston Villa.
"I'm very proud and I mentioned at the weekend I've been fortunate to work under some very good people," Lee said. "The education I've gained from working with Sam Allardyce has been immense.
"I have to continue what Sam has started, that's first and foremost, and then re-evaluate it after that. It certainly is a healthy position that Bolton are in, we're now contesting for a place in Europe."
Bolton is in fifth place in the Premier League and set to clinch a place in next season's UEFA Cup.
Lee played 14 times for England. As a midfielder, he played 197 games for Liverpool between 1976 and 1986, winning two European Cups, three league titles and four League Cups. He also played with Queens Park Rangers, Spanish club Real Osasuna and English clubs Southampton and Bolton.
Allardyce resigned Sunday after eight years at Bolton. He reportedly is in line to take over at Manchester City or Newcastle.


Updated : 2021-04-21 03:34 GMT+08:00