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Sammy Lee leaves Crystal Palace in backroom shake-up

Sammy Lee has left Crystal Palace. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace have announced the departure of assistant manager Sammy Lee following the appointment of Roy Hodgson as the club's new boss.

Lee was initially named assistant under Sam Allardyce in January before taking up the same role during Frank de Boer's brief tenure at Selhurst Park.

The Dutchman was sacked after just 77 days in charge at Palace and replaced by former England boss Hodgson on Tuesday.

Lee, who has had two spells working on England's coaching staff, has been replaced by Ray Lewington.

Orlando Trustfull, brought in by De Boer also as an assistant manager, and Ryland Morgans, who was head of performance, have also left the Premier League strugglers.

A statement on the club's website read: "We would like to thank Orlando, Sammy and Ryland for their efforts during their time in south London, and wish them all the very best for the future."

Crystal Palace turn to Hodgson after sacking De Boer

Roy Hodgson is set to take charge at Crystal Palace. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace are preparing to appoint Roy Hodgson as manager after sacking Frank de Boer while Sam Allardyce ruled out a potential return to the club.

De Boer departed on Monday, only 77 days into a three-year contract, after Palace became the first team in England's top division to lose their opening four league fixtures without scoring since Preston 93 years ago.

Press Association Sport understands Hodgson is in talks to accept his first job in management since resigning from the England post after Euro 2016.

The 70-year-old was also approached when Allardyce was appointed to succeed Alan Pardew last December, and is expected to return to oversee Saturday's home match with Southampton.

Allardyce, who resigned from Palace in May, had already spoken to the club's chairman Steve Parish regarding the vacancy.

"I spoke to Steve late this afternoon and said, for me, I wouldn't be ready to come back," he told Sky Sports.


Crystal Palace sack Frank de Boer

Frank De Boer has been sacked by Crystal Palace. Credit: PA

Frank de Boer has been sacked by Crystal Palace after just four games in charge.

The Dutchman has endured a nightmare start, failing to take a point from any of the club's first four Premier League matches since taking over in the summer and the club have now terminated his contract.

Former England manager Roy Hodgson is reported to have been lined up to succeed De Boer.

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Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer.

We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the club.

A new manager will be appointed in due course and we wish Frank the very best of luck for the future.

There will be no further comment at this time.

– Official Crystal Palace statement.
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