Steve Agnew provides update on Lee Bullen's future at Sheffield Wednesday

Middlesbrough manager Steve Agnew applauds the fans during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Middlesbrough at Anfield on May 21, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Agnew has replaced Bullen as the Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager.

Middlesbrough manager Steve Agnew applauds the fans during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Middlesbrough at Anfield on May 21, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The new Sheffield Wednesday assistant manager, Steve Agnew, has confirmed that there will be a role for Lee Bullen once Steve Bruce arrives as boss.

Bruce was appointed as Jos Luhukay's successor earlier this week, but will not officially take charge until February 1.

Bullen led the Owls to two wins and two draws in a four-game spell as caretaker manager, although it is Agnew who will assume that role in the meantime.

 

That has raised some concerns over the future of Bullen, who captained Sheffield Wednesday to League One play-off success and later returned as a coach.

But when asked about the popular Scot's involvement, Agnew told the Owls' official Facebook page: "Absolutely, yeah. Lee is very much part of the first-team coaching set-up, and he's an experienced football man.

"He's done terrifically well over recent weeks, he's a great guy, we've already had long conversations upstairs and he'll bring to the table the knowledge of the club, the knowledge of the players and he'll do everything he can to help us and we thank Lee for his help and support."

Sheffield Wednesday's Acting Manager Lee Bullen during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End at Hillsborough Stadium on December 22, 2018 in...

He added: "Things happen at football clubs that you're not aware of and we'll get to know what's gone on before and how things need to improve and Lee will be very helpful in that apartment."

Despite having been brought to Sheffield Wednesday by Luhukay, with whom he played and worked alongside at VVV Venlo and VFB Stuttgart, respectively, the Dutchman's assistant has also remained at Hillsborough following the appointments of Agnew and Stephen Clemence this week.

"Yeah, Remy (Reynierse) and all the staff are still here," confirmed the 53-year-old. "They've all played an important part in our build-up preparation for tomorrow's game."

coach Remy Reynierse of Netherland U21 during the International friendly match between France U21 and Netherlands U21 on March 30, 2015 at the Stade Louis Dugauguez in Sedan, France.

Agnew refused to be drawn on the reason behind Bruce's delayed arrival, which the Telegraph claims is due to a knee operation.

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