Sheffield United: Weir can I start at ‘tremendous club’

Former Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock says he isn't missing management while David Weir can't wait to get started in his job at Bramall Lane
Former Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock says he isn't missing management while David Weir can't wait to get started in his job at Bramall Lane
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David Weir says he wants to get on with managing Sheffield United after being introduced as the club’s new manager this week.

Weir has signed a three-year deal with the Blades but insists that he doesn’t want to waste any time in plotting a path which will lead United out of League One and back into the Championship as soon as possible.

The former Everton and Rangers centre-half has already received praise from former Blades boss Neil Warnock, who said he’d “heard he’s an excellent coach” and now wants to get down to the business of reviving United’s fortunes.

He said: “I’ve been very fortunate to get my opportunity at a club like this one. Genuinely.

“I’m excited and I’m looking forward to really getting stuck into the job now.

“I just want to get on with it and start setting things in motion.

“Look around. This is a tremendous club.”

Weir worked under new Manchester United manager David Moyes when he was at Everton but also said he has been influenced by former Rangers and Scotland manager Walter Smith.

He said: “He has the mentality that only winning is good enough.

“He instils that in you and his players.

“He’s driven. Hopefully, although I’m my own man, I can bring that attitude and approach here.

“I believe in my methods and I believe in what I do.”

Meanwhile Warnock, who was signing copies of his new book ‘The Gaffer’ at The Star’s office this week, said he isn’t missing management after leaving Leeds United on April 1.

He said: “I’ve just been on holiday with my family and it has been great not to have all the worries of being a manager. It has been so relaxing not having to deal with agents, or set friendlies up. We had a great time.”

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