Rangers Hall of Famer Davie Weir has officially been appointed technical director of Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.
The former Falkirk, Hearts, Everton and Rangers stalwart was appointed after Newcastle United moved for now-former Seagulls director Dan Ashworth.
The appointment of Davie Weir at Brighton comes after he was performing in the role on an interim basis since February and follows the announcement of Ashworth’s departure to the St James’ Park billionaires to take up a role of sporting director.
Weir, 52, will now oversee all football operations at Brighton as Davie is tasked with staff recruitment, analysis and managing the medical infrastructure at the men’s and women’s teams.
It’s a top job south of the border given Brighton’s recent success in establishing themselves as a part of the Premier League and deputy Brighton chairman and chief executive Paul Barber praised the ex-centre-back’s leadership qualities.
“It is well known by Everton, Rangers and Scotland fans that David was a leader on the pitch, but over the past four months he has continued to show those qualities off the pitch and has quickly settled into the role,” said Barber [BHAFC].
“During this time, he’s used his wealth of football knowledge and experience to support Graham and Hope, the academy staff, the medical team and the club’s executive team, and seeing him work first hand and deal with a number of challenges, it is easy to see just why David is so well respected within the game.
“David’s approach dovetails with the club’s culture and values, and he will be a key figure in helping the club as it strives to achieve its aim of becoming a regular top-ten side in the Premier League.”
Davie Weir appointed technical director of Brighton
Weir has already set about establishing himself at Brighton, with Davie appointing fellow ex-Scotland international Gordon Greer to the role of pathway development manager.
Davie Weir began his footballing career in the USA via a football scholarship at the University of Evansville.
Turning out for Falkirk, Hearts, Everton and Rangers in his career, Weir also earned 69 caps for the Scotland national team.
Winning three league titles with the Gers, Weir was also named both Scottish Premier League Player of the Year and Scottish Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year in 2010, at the ripe old age of 39.
Davie Weir was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame in 2011, whilst the centre-back was still turning out for the Ibrox club.
Weir also spent time at Ibrox as assistant manager to former Rangers boss Mark Warburton between 2015 and 2017.
Meanwhile, Rangers are said to have rejected a £6m bid for one of their most in-demand players.