Lee Appointed Academy Coach

  • February 14, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton Wanderers have confirmed Sammy Lee has returned to the club, occupying the position as Head of Academy Coaching.

Lee initially joined Wanderers as a player in 1990 as he brought his playing career to a close at Burnden Park.

He returned to the club in the summer of 2005 as assistant to Sam Allardyce, before taking over the managerial hotseat in April 2007.

His tenure at the Reebok Stadium lasted just six months, however, and he was sacked the following October.

The 53-year-old's latest role at the Reebok will see him work alongside Jimmy Phillips as the club look to improve the output of their academy system.

Speaking about Lee's return to Bolton, Trotters boss Owen Coyle believes the move will benefit the club in the long-term.

"I know Sammy will bring a great deal of top level coaching experience and a great deal of enthusiasm, and that can only be of huge benefit for our youth players," Coyle told the club's official website.

Academy Director, Phillips, also backed the appointment and admits he is looking forward to working with the former Liverpool assistant.

"I am really delighted to have Sammy back as part of the team at Bolton Wanderers," Phillips said.

"He will be Head of Academy Coaching and will bring his considerable experience to this new role, which can only benefit our youth system as we look to build on and improve the progress made so far in the Academy."

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