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Sheffield United part ways with manager David Weir

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David Weir's tenure as Sheffield United manager has ended after only four months in charge and one league win.

Weir took over from Danny Wilson in June, after the side failed to win promotion to the Championship in the playoffs.

Despite an opening day win against Notts County, United have not won a League game since, sitting 22nd in League One. They had been widely tipped yet again for promotion, but they currently sit 14 points off the play off pace.

Weir's last game in charge was on Tuesday night, where his side crashed out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy to League Two side Hartlepool. Weir insisted after the match that he would not resign, but the result seems to have been the final straw for the club's Saudi owners, who took over the club in August.

Chris Morgan, the club's former captain and currently coaching at Bramall Lane, is expected to take charge of first team matters until a new manager is found.

Incidentally, Morgan took over after the departure of Danny Wilson last season, and was a popular choice to succeed Wilson amongst the fans, but missed out on this occasion. Whether he will be in the thoughts of the new owners remains to be seen.

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