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Sammy Lee leaves England set-up after Gareth Southgate decision.

Sammy Lee has left his position as England assistant manager.

The 57-year-old was appointed as Sam Allardyce's assistant in July and kept the role following the manager's sacking and during Gareth Southgate's subsequent time as interim boss.

Southgate was given a four-year deal by the Football Association last Wednesday and decided against keeping Lee.

"I felt it was important for me to bring in my own support team and Sammy fully respected that," Southgate said.

Former Liverpool midfielder and coach Lee had a short spell with the England set-up under Sven-Goran Eriksson and then joined Bolton in 2005, briefly managing the Trotters in 2007 before returning to the Reds as assistant manager to Rafael Benitez.

Lee returned to Bolton in 2012 where he was head of academy coaching and development, before joining the Southampton coaching staff in 2014.





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