England news: Chelsea coach Steve Holland to join Gareth Southgate in senior set-up, Sammy Lee and Martyn Margetson to keep jobs

29 Sep

Gareth Southgate will retain Sammy Lee and Martyn Margetson on his England coaching staff, with his under-21 assistant Steve Holland joining the senior staff.


It is understood Lee, who was assistant to Sam Allardyce in his brief reign, and recently-appointed goalkeeping coach Margetson will keep their jobs as Southgate begins an initial four-match stint as interim boss.

There has been no final decision on Leicester assistant Craig Shakespeare, who agreed a part-time role that saw him split his time between club and country, but the elevation of Holland suggests he could be moved out.

Holland has also been performing a dual role, acting as first-team coach at Chelsea as well as being Southgate’s right-hand man with the Young Lions.

The Football Association had already paved the way for Holland’s promotion by moving Aidy Boothroyd up from England Under-20s to England Under-21s, with Paul Williams taking over the younger group.

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