Learn more about Sammy.

A big welcome to our new ambassador Sammy Lee .

About Sammy

Sammy has been a long-time supporter of The Owen McVeigh Foundation. We are delighted to have him as part of our team.

Lee played most of his career for hometown club Liverpool during the 1970s and 1980s as a midfielder, and also represented England fourteen times. He also had playing spells at Queens Park Rangers, Osasuna, Southampton, and Bolton Wanderers.
After retiring as a player, Lee joined the coaching staff at Liverpool before joining Sven-Göran Eriksson’s England set-up in 2001. He became assistant manager to Sam Allardyce at Bolton Wanderers in 2005, and their manager in 2007.
He was then appointed assistant manager to Rafael Benítez at Liverpool in 2008 before returning to Bolton Wanderers in 2012 as head of academy coaching and development.
Lee was appointed assistant coach at Southampton under Ronald Koeman in 2014 before joining Sam Allardyce’s England staff two years later. Lee followed Allardyce to Crystal Palace and Everton in 2017. Lee re-joined Allardyce again at West Brom in December 2020 as an assistant.

Here is what Sammy had to say

“Football has given me so many Fantastic moments in my Life , Given me the opportunity to realise my dreams both ON & OFF the field !

Through Football , I have been very fortunate to meet my Heroes not only in the Game but in other walks of life and Never been disappointed !
Then just when I thought it was done , to be asked by Mark to be an Ambassador , For Mark and JO to consider me worthy to represent the Owen Mc Veigh Foundation is for me the ULTIMATE ACCOLADE !!! I LOVE this CITY and just don’t have the words to express my pride in being asked to fulfil this Prestigious Ambassadorial Role!”

Sammy Lee