Sheffield United: United boss tipped for top

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Welshman Adam Owen is backing new Sheffield United manager David Weir to be a big success at Bramall Lane.

The former Scotland international’s appointment nearly three weeks ago raised a few eyebrows as the 43-year-old has never managed a club before. Before succeeding Danny Wilson, Weir worked as reserve-team coach at Everton.

But, despite Weir’s lack of experience, Owen is convinced the former Glasgow Rangers defender is destined to reach the top.

Owen, who recently joined United’s backroom staff as ‘Assistant Manager - Performance’, told The Star: “I am so grateful to David for the opportunity to come here and I really do think he has got the potential to be a top manager.

“He played at the top level and brings a lot of experience from that side of it and also the way he conducted himself off the pitch throughout his career.

“Dave is a guy who a lot of people hold in high regard. He’s very thorough in everything he does.”