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Weir could become new Blades boss

07/06/2013 | Comments (9)
The odds on David Weir becoming the new manager at Sheffield United have been slashed amid rumours he has been offered the role at Bramall Lane.

And the Daily Mail are now reporting that the 43 year-old Scot has moved to the front of the list of candidates to end the Blades' eight-week search for a successor to Danny Wilson.

Original Source: Daily Mail  Rumour source ranking:
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James Elworthy
100 Posted 07/06/2013 at 21:58:46
A good place to test his managerial ability as he is a vastly experienced player and from all accounts a good coach too
Callum McNab
119 Posted 07/06/2013 at 22:54:33
Got to cut your teeth somewhere,if it's true good luck davey boy. Would rather be part of RM new team though.
Alan Humphreys
124 Posted 07/06/2013 at 23:19:34
Caught between a rock and a hard place really. In the past few weeks TW has had contributers saying they wouldn't want an internal appointment, and that those on the coaching staff need to get out into the vast world of management and cut their teeth in the lower leagues rather than staying in the safe environment of the club they played for.

Whilst I would like Davey Weir to stay and provide Martinez with a decent defensive coach it would seem better for the club long term that a possible future manager gets himself out there and learns what being a manager is all about.

Phil Sammon
133 Posted 08/06/2013 at 00:12:51
Absolutely agree Alan. To be honest, I hope he does it and it goes well. As a club we've always had managers out there who have an affinity with us. Dave Jones, Peter Reid...It seems to be running a little dry at the moment. Imagine having a quality manager out there who knows what the clubs about when we next need one. Does he live in Yorkshire anyway? I've seen him in Leeds a few times actually.
Jarrod Prosser
156 Posted 08/06/2013 at 03:32:23
Wait...he's only 43!?!? Wasn't he still playing at 43?
Conn Prosser
531 Posted 09/06/2013 at 13:25:34
Jarrod makes a fascinating and well balanced point, as most Prossers do.
Conn Prosser
535 Posted 09/06/2013 at 13:31:59
Actually, Weir leaving Everton makes me nervous. The one area that we all worry about is Martinez's defence. As has oft been remarked, this should not be a problem with our relatively solid defensive record and clearly sound defensive coaching. Should two of Neville, Stubbs or Weir depart, that surely leaves the door open for Wigan's backroom staff and then we are fubar.

Give it a year and then encourage our blue boys to manage lower league teams.

[I promised myself as an avid TW reader but never a poster that I wouldn't waste my fingers on Daily Mail rumours. It's too late.... I'm new here. Where's the submit button.]

Richard Dodd
541 Posted 09/06/2013 at 14:01:20
My understanding is that Weir has never been anymore than assistant coach to the reserve team, working under the direction of Alan Stubbs, Round and Lumsden did all the first team work.

I think it is a given that Robbie will bring his own people in just as nearly all managers do when they move.

Matt Traynor
796 Posted 10/06/2013 at 16:15:06
Weir has indeed been appointed Blades manager.

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