David Weir

Where is David Weir now?

Former Everton captain David Weir finally hung up his boots in 2012 at the age of 42 after returning to his native Scotland to play for Rangers.

During his time at Ibrox, he was a member of the successful side which won a number of trophies including the the Premier League title three times, the Scottish Cup twice and the League Cup on three occasions.

He also won the SFWA Footballer of the Year and the Scottish Premier League Player of the Year awards in 2010.

A Scotland international, Weir represented his country 69 times winning his last cap at the record-breaking age of 40 years and 116 days.
 
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Upon retiring from playing, Weir returned to England to rejoin Everton where he worked as an academy coach until June 2013 when he was appointed manager of Sheffield United.

Unfortunately his tenure at Bramall Lane lasted only 13 games before he was sacked after a string of poor results.

However, he wasn’t out of the game for long and a couple of months later he was appointed as Mark Warburton’s assistant manager at Brentford.

After a successful 2014-15 campaign where the duo reached the play-offs, the pair left the club after a management restructure.

They were immediately snapped up by Scottish giants Rangers on a three-year contract in June 2015 and enjoyed a successful first year by clinching the Scottish Championship and promotion back to the Premiership.

Unfortunately for Weir and Warburton they had mixed success in their first season back in top-tier football and left the Gers in February 2017 after bad results left them trailing league leaders Celtic by 27 points.

In March 2017 and just 32 days after leaving Rangers, the management duo joined Championship side Nottingham Forest who were two points above the drop zone.

Despite avoiding relegation on the last day of the season, their Forest side struggled once again the following season and they were sacked in December 2017 after only nine months in charge.

Weir was back in football in July 2018 when he was appointed in his current role as pathway development manager at Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion.

His role is to oversee the players sent out by the Seagulls to other clubs on a temporary basis.

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David Weir: Premier League Statistics

NationalityScottish
PositionDefender
Appearances235
Goals9
Yellow Cards27
Red Cards4
Premier League Teams Played forEverton

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com