Sheffield Wednesday have turned their attention away from the club’s playing staff and onto their coaching staff, with the news that they are set to bring in Rob Lee according to the Doncaster Free Press (via The Star.)
The Owls are currently sat just inside the top half of the League One table, having suffered relegation from the Championship. They’ll be determined to make the leap straight back into the second-tier and the club are working hard to try and create a good squad of players and staff to help fire them back there.
The latest move in this respect appears to be coming in the form of Rob Lee. Although no role has yet been confirmed for him, his addition can only be a positive for the club.
The Owls must have been eager to impress him though and to bring him to Hillsborough, with his former colleague Richie Wellens confirming that they managed to entice him thanks to a rather nice-looking deal with them.
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With his former side Doncaster, where he worked with Wellens, he was given the role of Head of Sports Science. It’s unclear if he will be keeping this role with Sheffield Wednesday but speaking to the Doncaster Free Press, Wellens claimed the deal was ‘lucrative.’
He said: “Rob has left because Sheffield Wednesday offered him a quite lucrative contract, so he couldn’t wait to leave.”
Wednesday then will be happy to have got their man – although they are also yet to confirm the deal themselves – and will look forward to continuing to build a side capable of trying to seal promotion from League One.
Appointing any member of staff or signing any player can always be seen as a positive move at any club. It shows a willingness to improve and create a good unit of staff that can try and push on and achieve good things.
Wednesday are clearly trying to emerge from their time in League One as a solid outfit and will be desperate to go straight back into the Championship. If they can build a good unit, they can ensure that their stay in the second tier – whenever that comes – isn’t just a short one.