A Farewell to the Legend

According to a report by SkySports, Sammy Lee recently stepped down at Liverpool in order to join Sam Allardyce at West Ham United.

While most saw it coming for a while, it’s sad to see such a dedicated member of the club ship out. The Liverpool-born midfielder gave 10 years of service to the club on the pitch, and was assistant manager at Anfield since 2008. The several years in between these periods where he was employed with the club should not be forgotten, either.

The Kop will always welcome back Sammy.

Lee had nearly 200 appearances for the club and probably twice as many outbursts on the sidelines. He was a spectacular assistant manager, and now his assumed reunion with Allardyce may be a good match-up. Who knows? Maybe he will be back in the Premier League after next season.

A large amount of Liverpool fans wished Lee well on Twitter:

@briankettle: Sammy Lee has been a great servant to #lfc, but surplus since Dalglish and Clarke took over. The right move to seek more influence elsewhere

@Antoblfc: If #sammylee has indeed left #lfc I’m sure it was 4 the good of the club He has been a great servant 2 d club he loves & will b sadly missed

@AnfieldLad25: Whatever happens respect to #sammylee always be welcome at #lfc #LFCFamily #lfcfollowback

 

And one that was just classy:

@Danroachlfc: TRANSFER RUMOURS: Everton close to their 1st signing of the summer after launching a £35.87 bid for Sammy Lee #lfc #efc

 

If the rumor is indeed true, and it looks like it is, it was a fun ride. But remember, he isn’t dead. He’s just in London. Knowing how his career has gone, he is bound to be back at the club in some capacity at some point.

Steve Clarke should be a fine replacement as assistant manager, though he has a bit to live up to in the liveliness department.

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