Bullen: I expect new face to get top job

Lee Bullen says chairman Dejphon Chansiri has asked him to take charge of the Wednesday side until the start of the New Year … but expects a new person to then be brought in as successor to Carlos Carvalhal.

Speaking after he had steered Wednesday to a 3-0 win at Forest in his first game as caretaker manager, Bullen said Chansiri has requested him to take the reins until at least January 1, and possibly for the FA Cup tie at Carlisle on the following weekend.

He believes a new face is then likely to come in but hopes to still be involved with the backroom staff and added that, if not, then perhaps he can continue in a role with the academy, or similar.

Reflecting on the Forest victory, Bullen pointed to some excellent first-half saves from Joe Wildsmith. as well as exceptional strikes from Adam Reach and Lucas Joao. the third goal proving to be the vital one.

Bullen added: “I went almost with a defensive five and a front five, with a midfield three to give us a bit more solidity.”

He said our 19 shots against Forest showed the attacking intent and that other positives were playing football in the right areas, picking the right passes and having willing runners who got on second balls.

Paying tribute to Carlos Carvalhal, Bullen said it had been a bittersweet day, given the Forest victory following the departure of the head coach and his staff on Christmas Eve, saying: “We understand the nature of beast but it is not until someone leaves like this that you realise how good they were for the club.”






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