Colin Lee
COLIN
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Colin Lee was most recently the First Team Coach of Notts County in npower League One.

Colin previously made a very significant contribution to Torquay United where in his first year, the club reached the play offs of the Football Conference and the Final of the FA Trophy. In his second year, he helped take the club from the Football Conference into the Football League 2 via the play offs. In 2009/10, Lee also played a major role in retaining Torquay United's Football League status. Over the 3 year period, he also reintroduced the club's Youth Policy and establishing a Centre of Excellence.

Prior to joining Torquay, Lee was also Director of Football and manager of Millwall and also took charge of Walsall.

Colin had been appointed as manager of Walsall FC on January 24 2002, just two days after the dismissal of Ray Graydon from The Saddlers hot-seat. After an apprenticeship at Bristol City, a club for which he never made a first-team appearance, Colin Lee embarked on a playing career that took in five clubs. Over 13 years, he made a total of 286 games for Torquay United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Brentford.

Lee, managed Watford in 1990 before taking charge of Wolverhampton Wanderers for two years between 1998 and 2000 after initially assisting Mark McGhee. He won 44 of 115 games as the boss of the Black Country outfit and he drew 34 games, losing 37.

He departed as Wolves manager in December 2000 and was replaced by Dave Jones, the former Southampton manager. After the dismissal of Wes Saunders from the post of manager at Torquay United, Lee, who was in an advisory role, took over temporarily as the Gulls' manager. Although he had been expected to take up the position full-time, Lee left Torquay at the start of the 2001/2 season to assist Paul Jewell at Wigan Athletic.

However, after Ray Graydon vacated the managerial post at Walsall in on January 22 2002, Colin joined the club two days later and took charge of the team for the first time for Walsall's FA Cup Fourth Round clash with Charlton Athletic, which The Saddlers won 2-1. Walsall lost 2-1 to Fulham in the next round and they managed to escape relegation by two points, finishing 18th after taking 19 points from their last ten games. 2002/03 saw the club climb to 16th; finishing eight points clear of the drop having earned three points more than the year before. Hopes were high in 2003/04 when Lee drafted in former England, Arsenal, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Pompey playmaker Paul Merson. The veteran midfielder, who was made captain by the manager, had an immediate impact as Walsall beat promotion favourites West Brom 4-1 on the opening day of the season.

As an experienced and knowledgeable coach, he's journey then took him to Millwall where he would become manager and also serve as Director of Football.

After Millwall, Lee then joined Torquay United where he would enjoy considerable success in the role of Director of Football / Chief Executive helping them return back to The Football League.

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