Sheffield United: Weir admits Lane job was wrong move

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Former Blades boss David Weir is back in football and admits it was wrong going to Sheffield United.

Weir has been appointed assistant manager at Brentford just two months after being sacked by United following a disastrous opening to the season in which they lost seven and won just one of their first ten league games.

“I learned a lot there but it was the wrong club for me at the wrong time,” said Weir who will work alongside new Brentford manager Mark Warburton who stepped up from his role as the club’s Sporting Director to succeed Uwe Rosler last week.

“There were some good things and not so good things. I didn’t know a lot about League One so that could have been better,” he admitted.

Weir, who took charge of United last June, was sacked on October 11 a couple of days after Hartlepool knocked them out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

There could have been an early return to Bramall Lane for the 43-year-old Scot as United were scheduled to play Brentford there on January 4 but that is FA Cup, third round day and United will be at Aston Villa that day.