Sheffield Wednesday: Former Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee joins Owls set-up

New coach Tommy Lee can't wait to use his long career between the sticks to help develop the next generation of goalkeepers at Sheffield Wednesday.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 24 August, 2018, 15:59

Lee was a respected shot-stopper for Chesterfield before injury forced his retirement as a player 12 month ago.

The 32-year-old's new challenge is to step into the boots of Nicky Weaver - promoted to first-team duties earlier this summer - as the Owls Academy's keeper coach.

Tommy Lee

"I took a little bit of time out and realised that coaching is what I want to do," he said.

'I've got a lot of experience and knowledge and it would be a waste if I didn't pass that on.

'I've been in for only a short while but everyone here has been very friendly, very welcoming and very professional. Hopefully I can use my experiences to add to an excellent youth set-up at the club."

Lee amassed more than 400 appearances during a 13-year playing career which began as a youngster at Manchester United.

He joined Chesterfield before the 2008/09 season and went on to become a fans' favourite during 328 league games.

'Every playing career eventually ends," he added. "Mine ended prematurely, but I feel fortunate to have played so many games and had so many good experiences.

'Now I'm ready to get my teeth stuck into the coaching side."