Sam Allardyce has faced the media for the first time since being appointed as England manager, and revealed Sammy Lee will be joining him at the coalface of England's brave new era.
It was not a wholly surprising move, they have been a little-and-large double-act for some time now, but England fans could not help but feel slightly underwhelmed at the fact the future now rests with the same management team that were in control of Bolton a decade ago.
Big Sam and Sammy Lee not quite agreeing with training drills. pic.twitter.com/ODwYf8UTv1
-- Stvn Smth (@Standard_Steven) July 25, 2016
Sammy Lee is the England Assistant manager ??
-- Ryan Graham (@ryangraham17) July 25, 2016
So big sam and sammy lee are england managers in 2016 pic.twitter.com/k760vn8qLs
-- imraan messiah (@messiah_mufc) July 25, 2016
Sammy Lee?! ?
-- Lucy D (@luced42) July 25, 2016
Fans are already preparing for England to take on a Bolton circa 2006 feel.
Big Sam has confirmed that Kevin Nolan will be captain and that Kevin Davies will make up the other 10 spots in the starting XI.
-- CLICKON Soccer (@CLICKONSoccer) July 25, 2016
But that might not be such a bad thing - Bolton were pretty successful under the pair, reaching the Uefa Cup for the first time in their history and finishing inside the top eight for four consecutive seasons.
Hey, it's better than going out to Iceland in the last 16.