Sheffield Wednesday: Bullen the man with three jobs!

Lee Bullen faced Hillsborough uncertainty
Lee Bullen faced Hillsborough uncertainty
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While many football folk take a break at this time of year there is no complete rest for Lee Bullen - the man with three jobs!

The Owls coach is busy with his estate agent business and will handle that plus his roles of coaching the first team and the Under 21s when the new season starts.

Bullen went from part-time employee at Hillsborough to full time after Stuart Gray landed the head coach’s job and confirmed Bullen among his staff.

The 43-year-old former Wednesday player has now told of his uncertainty about his stay at the club when Gray was only caretaker manager. “New managers want to bring in their own staff.

“Unfortunately there are some unnecessary victims, a lot of good people who lose their jobs just because the manager has lost his job,” he said. “We all know that, though; it goes with the job.

“It makes it so unstable. But things have worked well; we just need to keep results going; we’re all pulling in the same direction.”

Bullen will be even busier later this Year: he and his partner and business co-director Nicola Spencer are expecting twins in November. Lee also has children aged 11 and 13 from his first marriage.

During the season a typical working day will see him coaching at the training ground then in the late afternoon heading to his office in Ecclesall Road for two or three hours’ work that is largely accounts-based.

“It could be worse: I could be out of the game and sitting on my backside twiddling my thumbs. I like doing a lot of plate-spinning,” he added.

Bullen can also look forward to a possible reunion next year of the team who won promotion in 2005.

The ninth anniversary of the 4-2 play-off final victory against Hartlepool was reached last week.

The 10th anniversary could be marked by a get-together in Majorca.