Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher delighted to draw Everton in FA Cup

Everton manager Sam Allardyce

Everton manager Sam Allardyce

Lee put aside his Liverpool connections to join Sam Allardyce at Goodison Park last month as assistant manager.

Former Liverpool player and coach Sammy Lee has spoken of his joy in making the jump to Merseyside rivals Everton.

Koeman has admitted he is disappointed with the decision to relieve him of his Everton duties but acknowledged that he had to be realistic about it, despite not being ready to move on.

One of the most intriguing matches sees League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon face Premier League Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, where the Dons beat Plymouth 2-0 in the 2012 League Two play-off final.

Of all the new figures at the Toffees, Sammy Lee is arguably the most controversial. This is a fantastic football club and people know my history, people know my affiliation to Liverpool but I'm also affiliated to Liverpool as a city and I think for me to be given the opportunity to work here at Everton, it's an honour and a pleasure.

"From my own personal experience working alongside him as a young worldwide with England, I can vouch for the enthusiasm he has for the game".

Jamie Carragher was thrilled Liverpool drew Everton in the third round of the FA Cup - and the former defender is hopeful the Reds can give the gift of misery over the festive period.

Van Aanholt's form notably improved on Wearside and in the capital with the arrival of Allardyce and, with Everton's first-choice left-back Leighton Baines now sidelined through injury himself, would have game time in L4 for a while at least if he joined the Toffees in January.

The newly appointed manager made it known over the weekend where the competition stands in his list of priorities, especially with the Merseyside derby upcoming this weekend.

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