Sheffield United have welcomed the appointment of new manager David Weir.
Weir leaves his job with Everton's academy to take charge of the Blades.
Chief executive Julian Winter said: "We are thrilled to appoint David and the three-year contract emphasises the fact that he will assist in a change in club culture.
"I have stated before that the club needs to act differently and David is young, has a great pedigree and will bring a new vision and leadership to the club.
"The process of appointing a new manager has taken slightly longer than we envisaged but by taking our time we believe we have the attracted the right man to take Sheffield United forward."