Dunfermline fans may spot a familiar face if they catch Sheffield Wednesday this weekend, as former player Lee Bullen will be in the dugout.

The ex-Par has been appointed the Owls’ caretaker boss. He takes up the role following Steve Bruce’s decision to join Newcastle United earlier in the summer.

Ex-Dunfermline man Bullen is Sheffield Wednesday leader for now . (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Bullen will take charge of their opening match against Reading. It is the third time he has been named Wednesday caretaker boss.

Temporary Sheffield Wednesday leader Bullen had a lengthy spell with Dunfermline

When you think of Bullen, you automatically associate him with the side he currently has charge of. He made over 100 appearances for the Owls as a player and has been a coach at various levels of the club since 2011.

Another club he had a lengthy relationship with was Dunfermline. Bullen spent four senior years with the East End Park club.

Bullen was decent for the Pars. (Stuart Franklin /Allsport)

He’d won the BP Youth Cup with the Pars in 1988, before returning to the club 12 years later, going on to represent them 130 times at senior level.

His biggest Dunfermline achievement was helping them reach a Scottish Cup final in 2004. He made a substitute appearance as the Pars suffered a 3-1 defeat to Celtic, having initially stormed into the lead via a Andrius Skerla goal.

He moved on from Dunfermline to Wednesday, where he would play until 2008. Bullen finished his career at Falkirk before starting his coaching career.

Bullen has coached at Hillsborough since 2011. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Some Pars fans from that era may just keep a watchful eye on how Bullen gets on as Sheffield Wednesday caretaker.

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