New challenge: Jason Lee. will take charge of the England women's hockey side - photo: Ady KerryLONDON, February 4 - Jason Lee has been appointed head coach of the England women’s team, but will not take up his role until his former position as men's head coach is filled.
Lee, 42, who has led the England and Great Britain men’s hockey teams as head coach for three Olympic cycles, will then take the women's side on as far as Rio 2016.
England Hockey decided not to reappoint Lee for the 2013-2016 men's cycle. This followed a fourth-place finish at the London 2012 Games.
But Lee was identified as the best candidate for the women's post when his application was compared with applicants from across the globe.