Everton fans have taken to Twitter to rage about Sammy Lee’s impeding appointment as assistant manager.
Sky Sports has reported that the 58-year-old will arrive at Goodison Park as the new number two to Sam Allardyce, who is expected to be announced as the new Everton manager on Wednesday night ahead of the Premier League clash against West Ham.
It is understood that Lee and former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare are closing in on deals to become a part of the backroom set-up at the Merseyside club, over five weeks after Ronald Koeman was sacked from his role as manager.
Lee is a supporter of Everton’s bitter local rivals Liverpool and, as well as being a player for the Reds, he was once a part of the coaching staff at Anfield, arriving there in 2008 to serve as assistant manager to Rafa Benitez.
That link to the other side of Stanley Park has seen the Goodison faithful show their anger on Twitter, with one fan saying that majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is a “fraud”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Sammy Lee…SAMMY LEE?! Club is a shadow of its former identity. Not hopeful, despite thinking Allardyce is a relatively sensible call for the rest of the season #efc
— Benjamin Jones (@bmjonesuk) November 29, 2017
While I will accept Allardice as manager, although it hurts like hell, I cannot and will not accept Sammy Lee. Don’t want him anywhere near this club.#efc
— Roy Leatham (@RoyLeatham) November 29, 2017
Can almost take the appointment of Sam Allardyce but Sammy Lee as well is a joke #efc
— Marcus Staff (@MarcusStaff) November 29, 2017
I need someone to reassure me that Sammy Lee joining our club is not as earth shatteringly horrendous as I think #EFC
— blueboy5_0 (@blueboy5_0) November 29, 2017
Sam Allardyce and Sammy Lee. Moshiri is a fraud. Or he has been outnumbered. Either way I can't see him sticking around for long. Same old Everton. #EFC
— Liam G (@liamg1878) November 29, 2017
Sam Allardyce I can live with. Sammy Lee on the other hand I can’t, has no place working for #efc
— Daniel Mottram (@bluenose_1) November 29, 2017
Sam Allardyce and Sammy Lee? Really? What have we become? #EFC
— DazBee1878 (@DarrenBarnard1) November 29, 2017
Everton were understood to have re-opened talks with Allardyce earlier this week following the 4-1 defeat to Southampton on Sunday.
The Goodison club has now confirmed on their official Twitter account that the ex-England boss is on the verge of being appointed as manager but David Unsworth will remain in charge against the Hammers on Wednesday.
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