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Sheffield United sign Everton old boy

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Sheffield United has announced the appointment of Everton coach David Weir as their new manager on a three-year deal to replace Danny Wilson.

Weir has had a long and distinguished player career for Hearts, Everton, Rangers and Scotland and this is a first managerial position
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"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.
Wonderful Weir

"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."

Weir, who won 69 international caps, had a brief spell at the club in January 2012 before returning to Goodison Park to take up a coaching role under David Moyes.

Wilson left the club in April with the Blades in fifth position but caretaker Chris Morgan, who has now reverted back to his previous coaching role, was unable to take them up, losing to Yeovil in the play-offs finals.

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