Sheffield Wednesday great Carlton Palmer backs Lee Bullen for full-time manager's job

Owls legend Carlton Palmer reckons Lee Bullen should be given the permanent manager's job.

Monday, 12th August 2019, 3:21 pm
Updated Monday, 12th August 2019, 10:41 pm

Bullen, in his third spell as caretaker boss following the controversial departure of Steve Bruce last month, has led Wednesday to their best start to a league season since 1996.

The Owls sit top of the Championship on goal difference after Saturday’s comfortable 2-0 home victory over South Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley. They are one of only two second-tier clubs to have won their opening two fixtures this term.

And ex-England international Palmer has revealed his admiration for Bullen and believes the Scot deserves the chance to take the club forward.

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Wednesday caretaker boss Lee Bullen

On Bullen, Palmer posted on Twitter: "Should be given the chance IMO. I don’t want the usual suspects who are on the circuit. Give it to a man that is passionate about the club and has tasted success at the club and as an affinity with the supporters.

"Not getting carried away but I think for his service and loyalty to the club over the years he should be given the job until Christmas. If he is in the play-off position, then to the end of the season. I happen to like lee as a bloke straight and hard working and does not take any s**t."

Although Bullen has made it clear he would like the manager's role on a full-time basis, he is remaining coy regarding his prospects.

Former Owls midfielder Carlton Palmer

"It is for other people at the club to make any sort of decision on that and I am sure they are relatively happy with the way things are going at the moment," he said.

"I will come in on Monday morning and prepare a training session and try to beat Millwall next week and that is all I can do.

"As a coach, you control what you can control and that is picking a team and trying to keep players fit.

"We have a tough, tough game down at Millwall next week and my aim is to try and put a team out that can, hopefully, win three points down there."