By Wayne Veysey

14th Jul, 2021 | 12:59pm

Sources: Sammy Lee agrees Rochdale deal after quitting West Brom

Sammy Lee has agreed to join Robbie Stockdale’s coaching staff at Rochdale after quitting West Brom, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The veteran coach, 62, left the Hawthorns along with Stockdale and Sam Allardyce at the end of last season.

A Rochdale source has told Football Insider that Liverpool legend Lee has accepted an offer to link up again with the new ‘Dale boss, who was appointed last week.

This site broke the news of Stockdale’s appointment at the north-west outfit, who are preparing for their new League Two campaign.

The 41-year-old replaced Barry Brian-Murphy, who is set to take charge as Manchester City’s under-23s manager.

Stockdale has now moved to bring Lee onto the coaching staff at Spotland after working together at West Brom.

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Both Lee and Stockdale joined the Baggies in December 2020 when Allardyce replaced Slaven Bilic.

However, the new-look coaching team were unable to stop the club from being relegated.

The trio left the Hawthorns at the end of the season.

Lee is an experienced coach at both club and international level.

He worked with England under both Sven-Goran Eriksson, between 2001 and 2005, and Allardyce.

The 62-year-old also spent time at Bolton, Liverpool, Southampton, Crystal Palace and Everton before joining West Brom.

His only spell as a permanent manager came after Allardyce left Bolton in 2007.

However, he was sacked after winning just once in 11 league games.

Lee also took on the role as caretaker manager at Liverpool in 2008 and at Bolton again in 2012.

In other news, Football Insider pundit has saluted Valerien Ismael after West Brom seal “exciting” signing.