Garry Monk has confirmed that Lee Bullen will remain at Sheffield Wednesday under his management.

Monk was confirmed as Wednesday’s new boss at a press conference on Friday afternoon, replacing Bullen who was installed as interim manager after Steve Bruce quit for Newcastle United in mid-July.

And asked if he would be bringing his own staff to Hillsborough, the 40-year-old told the Owls’ official Facebook page: “I think, most importantly, I’m looking forward to working with Lee and the staff that are already here.

“To use that knowledge and experience that someone like Lee has, and the other staff that are already here, I think it’s invaluable.

“So I’m looking forward to that and, of course, if there’s a possibility to help that staff and myself then we’ll look to do that.

“I’ve had a good chat with Lee and the staff this morning and obviously, we’ll move forward together and get to work.”

The Wednesday no.2, Bullen. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Monk worked closely with Pep Clotet at three of his previous four clubs, Swansea City, Leeds United and Birmingham City – but not at Middlesbrough, where he was sacked after six months in charge.

Clotet has since succeeded him at Birmingham, however, and retained two more key Monk allies, James Beattie and Darryl Flahavan.

Monk, who played for Sheffield Wednesday on loan between December 2002 and March 2003, will begin his Owls tenure at Huddersfield Town a week on Sunday – a game that will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

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