Belfast Telegraph

Lee has unfinished business

Sammy Lee has admitted he returns to Bolton with unfinished business to take care of.

A former player with the Trotters, Lee replaced Sam Allardyce as manager in 2007. However, he lasted just nine games of the 2007-8 campaign before he was sacked after collecting five points. He returned to Liverpool for a short spell but now the 53-year-old has returned to Bolton, taking up the position of head of academy coaching.

Lee has revealed he took the job after consultation with manager Owen Coyle, who is under pressure once more following last weekend's home defeat to Wigan which sent them tumbling back into the relegation zone. However, he is keen to get started and help put a few things right. Lee told "I've still got some unfinished business here."

He added: "I was disappointed when it didn't work out as a manager.

"There were no hard feelings. It is never nice to lose your job and I fully understand the decision had to be taken.

"We didn't have a very good start, so it was inevitable.

"But the fans were great with me, even through the hard times, and I want to give something back."


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