Fans fuming as Everton prepare to confirm arrival of Liverpool legend Sammy Lee alongside Sam Allardyce
- Everton fans take to Twitter to make their dissatisfaction with Sammy Lee clear?
- The former Liverpool star is set to arrive as assistant to new boss Sam Allardyce
- Many supporters are concerned with Lee's allegiance to the red side of the city
- Others recognise the experience the former England coach will bring with him
- EXCLUSIVE: Sam Allardyce to be announced as Everton boss in next 48 hours
Hundreds of Everton fans have expressed their anger and frustration after hearing the news that Liverpool legend Sammy Lee will move to the club alongside Sam Allardyce.
While many fans are already dissatisfied with the choice of Allardyce, the fact that he will bring long-time ally and renowned Liverpool fan Lee with him has been too much for some Toffees to take.
Sammy Lee is set to join Everton as assistant manager despite his Liverpool legacy
Everton fans made their concerns perfectly clear across Twitter on Tuesday and Wednesday
One fan claimed his late uncle will be 'turning in his grave' after hearing the news while another suggested any season ticket holder over the age of 30 would be moving their seats within 'spitting range' of Lee.
However, there were others who appeared to see the value in having an experienced coach like Lee at the club. One fan saw Lee as a 'first class coach' while another pointed to the way he celebrated a goal against Liverpool as Southampton coach.
Lee has been Allardyce's right-hand man for much of his managerial career, acting as his assistant at Bolton Wanderers, his short stint as England manager and, most recently, at Crystal Palace.
Some Everton fans were keen to remind those unhappy with Lee that he is a 'professional'
His coaching skills are highly valued by Allardyce, but a selection of Everton fans are failing to see past his 35-year association with Liverpool, which saw him make over 300 appearances and win two European Cups.
Lee was also the assistant to Rafa Benitez during his time in charge at Anfield and even took the reins of the first team to cover for the Spaniard after he fell ill with a bout of kidney stones.
However, it is understood that Lee is hugely motivated to succeed at Goodison Park and is still scorned from the unceremonious manner in which he was booted out of his coaching role at Anfield following the arrival of Kenny Dalglish in 2011.
Allardyce hopes to complete his backroom team with the recently sacked Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare, goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson and fitness coach Ryland Morgan.
The veteran coach has been a close ally of Sam Allardyce throughout his managerial career
Lee pictured celebrating a goal for Liverpool during a European Cup semi-final first leg against Dinamo Bucharest at Anfield in 1984
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