LEE Bullen bowed out of his coaching role at Falkirk this week but vowed “I’ll be back for the semi-finals!”
Bully was hailed by the travelling support in his final match with the Bairns before taking up an estate agents’ business in Sheffield next week.
And Bullen said the long goodbye at Tannadice was the perfect way to go.
“I told The Falkirk Herald last week I’d love to leave the club in the semi-final, a final and top of the league - it was close but it is still a great way to go.
“Don’t get me wrong I don’t want to go, and wish I wasn’t but I couldn’t have scripted my farewell game any better.”
Financial constraints at Falkirk has forced Bullen to re-evaluate his position and he is leaving full-time football for the moment.
But he is sure the good times will return for the team he is leaving behind.
“I’ll be back for the semi-final - just try and stop me!”
“We all came through a tough time last season - but now there is a real belief in the squad and around the club.
“The fans have been terrific. In the last few weeks in particular the support has been incredible - it has roared out of nowhere and they’re really believing in the players and the club.”
A lot have been posting well wishes to Bullen via Twitter, but a lot have been asking an important question as well.
“Half the messages are asking who will hold Farid’s lucky coin!
“Right now that coin is safely in a zipped pocket, Cheb the kitman knows where it is, and don’t worry, it’s safe.
“It’s an incredible story, and Farid’s goalscoring has been incredible.
“Who’ll get the responsibility after I go? I think it will be Neil Mcfarlane or Stevie Crawford - but I hope the lucky coin carries on.
“I’ll be listening for the goals and results on Saturday afternoon. I’ll miss it all. It will feel weird, but I’ll be back for the semi-final.”