Sheffield Wednesday assistant coach Lee Bullen has said he expects James Beattie to join the Owls’ backroom staff ‘at some point’.
In an interview with Pars TV (via Yorkshire Live), Garry Monk’s assistant coach spoke about the potential of Beattie linking up with his former colleague in Sheffield. The 42-year-old, who previously worked with Monk at Birmingham, is currently in limbo with where his coaching career is heading.
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Beattie is currently on gardening leave from the Blues and is taking no part whatsoever in any of the team’s training. Bullen believes that the former striker will make the move to Wednesday in the near future to reunite with his old managerial partner.
Owls fans have responded to the report and many are unhappy with their current backroom set-up. One fan has tweeted ‘#MonkOut’ as they reflect on the recent comments made by their assistant manager. However, most seem happy with Beattie potentially joining despite the fact he is a former Sheffield United player…
"But at the moment it's Garry, myself, Neil Thompson and Nicky Weaver.” It’s ridiculous to me that our coaching team is that small, there is no off field structure to the club at all!
— Andy King 👑 🦉 (@KingyOwl) May 17, 2020
— kenners🦉 //////// 🦉 (@robbiebebbie) May 17, 2020
Now I’m not monks biggest fan but if he’s going to given the chance to take the club forward it’s no good clearing half the squad out but keeping the same backroom team from failed predecessors he needs his own men with him
— Craig1973 (@craighay) May 17, 2020
Bullen out 👋
— S9 Owl (@stevenowls) May 17, 2020
I’d have Beattie in if he’s talking over from Monk, I’d have a paper bag in if it was taking over from Monk.
— Andy P (@AndyisLive) May 17, 2020
Would be the best bit of business for us in the summer get that plank out….
— Owls_WAWAW (@WawawOwls) May 17, 2020
What’s your take, Wednesdayites? Would you like to see James Beattie join the coaching set-up at Hillsborough?
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