Sammy joins Bolton as number 2

Former Liverpool player and coach, Sammy Lee has joined Bolton Wanderers today as assistant manager.

Bolton’s manager Sam Allardyce has been looking for a number two since his previous assistant, Phil Brown, took the job as manager at Derby Country earlier in the month.

Sammy scored a goal when he made his playing debut for Liverpool at the age of 19, the first of over 200 appearances for the club. After leaving Liverpool he had spells at QPR and Southampton and also played in Spain. He’s returning to Bolton now, as he also spent time playing for the Wanderers.

Sammy was a coach at Anfield for some time, and only left a year ago when he took on a full-time role at the FA. He’s been allowed by Bolton and the FA to continue as part of Eriksson’s England staff at least during next season.

Speaking today, Sammy said: "I’ve really enjoyed my time with The FA. There are so many tremendous people working there who are firmly committed to developing and improving every aspect of the game. However, the opportunity Sam Allardyce has offered me with Bolton is too good to ignore. Bolton are a club that have made incredible progress in recent years and it will be great to join them as they kick off their first ever European campaign."

Sammy continued: "I’m also delighted that I will be continuing my role with the England team as we continue our qualification matches for next year’s World Cup. I’d like to pay tribute to Bolton and The FA for allowing me the honour of maintaining my role with the national team."