Holland accepts England coaching role

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Chelsea first-team coach Steve Holland has agreed to join the backroom staff of England caretaker manager Gareth Southgate in the wake of Sam Allardyce's sacking.

Holland, who will retain his role as Chelsea assistant first-team coach, replaces Leicester assistant coach Craig Shakespeare in the England setup.

This after Shakespeare agreed to relinquish his role following a meeting with Football Association chiefs.

However, England assistant manager Sammy Lee and goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson will retain their roles in the Three Lions backroom staff.

Commenting on Holland's appointment, Southgate told reporters: "Steve is somebody who I have become close with in terms of the trust we have and we know each other's ways of working on and off the pitch.

"The fact I'm bringing Steve with me and retaining Sammy means Craig's role with England would change so we've agreed for him to solely concentrate on Leicester's commitments for the time being.

"I'm pleased Sammy and Martyn will be staying on with us as part of the support team. They both bring huge personal qualities and experience of international football."

Holland previously worked alongside Southgate during their time together in charge of the England Under-21 side.

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