Previously… Sammy Lee (Liverpool, 1959) is a former footballer who you used to play on the right wing. He came through the Liverpool FC academy and stayed at the Anfield club for 10 seasons, after which he joined Queens Park Rangers, and in 1987 he landed in At. Osasuna. Lee stayed in Pamplona, where he played alongside former Liverpool team-mate Michael Robinson, for three seasons.
His achievements… Despite playing just 28 matches with Osasuna, Sammy Lee is one of the most fondly remembered players in the club’s history. Although he did not score a single goal for the rojillos, he was always causing problems for the opposition with his darting runs down the wing. In 1989 he sustained a serious knee injury in a match against Valladolid that forced him out of action for an entire year, and made him decide to return to English football.
After hanging up his boots… Sammy Lee sought out a career in coaching. He was an assistant coach at Bolton Wanderers before taking the top job at the club in 2007, but things did not turn out as planned. In 2008 he returned to Liverpool to become assistant to Rafa Benítez and then Kenny Dalglish in Liverpool FC. Now he is an assistant to Ronaldo Koeman at Southampton FC.
Did you know… He won two European Cups with Liverpool FC in 1981 and 1984, beating Real Madrid 1-0 in the final in 1981.
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