After the news leaking out earlier this week, Liverpool FC finally made an official annoucement over the departure of Sammy Lee, the reds assistant manager, late last night.
Sammy Lee has had a whole host of roles at Anfield under every one of the club’s last 6 managers.
A statement from Dalglish said:
“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. He has always been a credit to the Football Club and a credit to himself. Everyone at Liverpool FC wishes him all the best in his future career.”
Whilst Sammy himself said:
“I returned to the Club in 2008 and I’m proud of the contribution I’ve been able to make since then. I want to wish Kenny, the players and the supporters all the best going forward.”
The arrival of Steve Clarke, and the confirmation of a permanent contract for the former Chelsea man, were always likely to place pressure on Lee as assistant manager, but in recent days both Gary McAllister and Paul Clement, formerly of Chelsea, have been mentioned for potential roles within Liverpool’s backroom staff.