Report: Sammy Lee to be part of Sam Allardyce's backroom staff at Everton

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Sam Allardyce wants to bring Sammy Lee to Goodison Park with him, if he takes the Everton job.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

According to the Daily Mail, Sam Allardyce wants to bring Sammy Lee with him to Everton.

The Toffees are set to announce Allardyce as their next manager in the next 48 hours, as they edge closer to agreeing a contract with the experienced boss.

And Allardyce is said to want Lee as part of his team at Goodison Park.

Lee has links with Liverpool, and is not a popular figure at Everton.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

However, Allardyce has a good relationship with Lee, and wants him as part of his backroom team.

Everton are likely to grant Allardyce’s wishes, as they realise he is in a position of power.

Everton’s form has been abject so far this season, and there are huge concerns that they could get dragged into a relegation fight.

Everton's Scottish manager David Moyes (R) looks towards West Ham United's English manager Sam Allardyce (L) during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and...

Allardyce has never suffered the drop as a manager yet, and will need all his fire-fighting qualities if he is to take over at Everton.

The Toffees are currently in 16th place in the Premier League table, and have failed to win any of their last three matches.

Everton are next in action later this evening, when they take on West Ham United.

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