Ex-Sheffield United boss back at Rangers

David Weir, pictured while manaer of Sheffield United
David Weir, pictured while manaer of Sheffield United
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Former Sheffield United manager David Weir is back in Scotland, as assistant boss to Mark Warburton at Rangers.

Warburton has been named manager of the Glasgow club and will take with him Weir, who worked alongside the 52 year old at Brentford.

Mark Warburton and David Weir

Mark Warburton and David Weir

Both have signed three-year contracts at Ibrox.

Weir spent five years as a player at Rangers and was due to leave to join Sheffield United in 2012 before taking up a coaching position at another of his former clubs, Everton.

Having missed out on managing Everton after David Moyes left to become boss at Manchester United, Weir successfully applied to replace Danny Wilson at Bramall Lane.

However, a dreadful start to the 2013/14 campaign saw the former Scotland international sacked in November with Nigel Clough then taking charge.

After that, Weir took up the assistant manager’s job alongside Warburton at Griffin Park and helped lead the Bees to promotion to the Championship and then a play off place last season before parting ways following a disagreement with the club’s hierarchy concerning future plans.

Another ex-Blade Stuart McCall had been in charge at Rangers from March to the end of the campaign in which the Scottish First Division side got to the play offs but were beaten over two legs by Motherwell.