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Ex-Owl heads to Shanghai

9 October 2014

  • Carlton Palmer coaching in the Far East
  • Former Wednesday man now in Shanghai
  • Midfielder made 286 appearances for the Owls

Former Sheffield Wednesday and England midfielder Carlton Palmer has taken up an exciting new coaching role in the Far East.

The 48-year-old, who returned to Hillsborough over the summer to take a training session with the Owls academy, has become the director of sport at a brand-new college in Shanghai, China.

The new position is at an international off-shoot of Wellington College in Shanghai and Palmer has combined this with his media punditry work in Dubai and China.

He said: "The headmaster, David Cook, a friend who I worked with at Repton School  in Dubai, had asked me before with Wellington's school in Tianjin - but this time it felt right.

"My wife is a teacher too so she works in Shanghai, and three of my kids are at university back in the UK so there was an opportunity to come here and do this.

"I had a great career playing in professional football and achieved everything I wanted. I knew there would be life afterwards, and it is fantastic seeing the kids here respond the way they do."

Palmer made 286 appearances in three separate spells for Wednesday. The rangy midfielder was capped 18 times for England, scoring one goal in 1993 against San Marino at Wembley in a World Cup qualifier.


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