Sheffield Utd chief Winter welcomes Everton coach Weir as new manager

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.

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."

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