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Sheffield Wednesday rejected chance to bring Kevin Pressman back

Sheffield Wednesday rejected chance to bring Kevin Pressman back

Sheffield Wednesday turned down the opportunity to bring one of their former players back to Hillsborough this summer.

According to Kevin Pressman, he revealed on Twitter that he was interviewed for the role of goalkeeper coach at the academy.

However, he was turned down as the Owls chose to go with Tommy Lee instead.

The 50-year-old, who was released from his contract at Millwall at the end of last season, spent over a decade as the number one for Wednesday and became a favourite with the fans in the stands at Hillsborough.

Pressman, who is a Sheffield Wednesday fan himself, was once considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League during the club’s best years and also featured in European competition for the side.

He was notorious for producing solid performances when it mattered, saving his best for the Steel City derbies against Sheffield United.

The Verdict:

Pressman would have been a great addition to the team’s backroom staff, whether it be for his coaching ability or just his status around the club.

Having spent almost two decades at the club, a return would have been some sort of a fairytale to him.

However, they have chosen to go with Lee and will feel he can help to develop some of their latest talents and hope to bring a man of Pressman’s calibre through the ranks in the near future.

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