Sheffield United have appointed Everton coach David Weir as their new manager on a three-year deal. "My first thoughts about the job are of excitement, I understand how privileged I am to be named manager here," Weir told the League One club's website.

"I realise what a great opportunity is in front of me now and my message to the supporters is that I will work hard and give everything to be successful at Bramall Lane.

"I honestly can't wait to get started and get a real feel for the club, then obviously I am eager to get organised for when the players return for pre-season training later this month."