Lee to link up with Allardyce at Westham

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Updated: July 1, 2011

Sammy Lee looks set to re-unite with Sam Allardyce following his departure from Liverpool.

The former Bolton manager left his role as assistant manager with Liverpool yesterday by mutual consent, ending an association with the Merseyside giants that has lasted 13 years.

The 52 year old joined Liverpool as a player in 1976 winning 3 league titles before moving to QPR in 1986, he returned to Anfield as assistant manager to Rafa Benitez in 2008 and kept the role when the Spaniard departed and Roy Hodgson arrived.

Once again Lee kept his job when Hodgson left and Kenny Dalglish arrived in January however with Dalglish have secured the top job on a permanent basis, he is looking to put his own back room staff in place.

The former Bolton manager will now make the move to London to work again with Allardyce after the pair enjoyed a successful pairing at Bolton.

Dalglish paid tribute to Lee on Liverpool’s official website, saying “We’d like to place on record our thanks for all of Sammy’s hard work over the years and the contribution he has made to Liverpool,”.

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