Sheffield Wednesday: Bullen’s ‘great education’ under Carlos

Carlos Carvalhal and Lee Bullen
Carlos Carvalhal and Lee Bullen
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New Sheffield Wednesday assistant coach Lee Bullen says life under Carlos Carvalhal has been a coaching education.

Bullen was yesterday officially named the Owls’ first team assistant coach, a role which he has unofficially held since Carvalhal’s arrival in the summer.

The change in title sees the 44-year-old relinquish his position in charge of the Wednesday development squad to work with the senior side full time.

Neil Thompson has taken charge of the development squad after overseeing the group so far this season.

Bullen worked closely with previous head coach Stuart Gray on first team matters as well as taking charge of U21 matters.

The former club captain therefore admits little has changed for him other than his job title.

“I don’t think it feels any different, it’s nice having the paperwork to prove it but other than that, it’s no different to the last year and a half,” Bullen said.

“I’m now officially the assistant coach to the first team which is great.

“Obviously it was all change in the summer with new philosophies and new ways of doing things but it’s been a great education for me and long may it continue.”