The FA have confirmed that Sammy Lee has stepped down from his post as England assistant manager after just five games in the job.
The 57-year-old was originally sworn in as Sam Allardyce’s right-hand man back in June, only to see his direct superior get himself canned one game later for the sole crime of being himself – a massive, undulating, guffawing, cud-chewing foghorn of a man.
However, Allardyce’s successor, one Gareth Southgate, has decided against keeping Lee on staff as “he wants his own support team around him” from hereon out.
Great England Goal Celebrations, No.1: Sammy Lee (aged 5½) welcomes his dad Terry Butcher home from work. pic.twitter.com/6UWWxbQQCC
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Christ, it’s a good job England are almost entirely irrelevant these days.
People might start to laugh.