Former Rangers captain named assistant technical director of Premier League club
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Ex-Rangers captain made assistant technical director of Premier League club

Former Rangers captain and assistant manager David Weir has been made assistant technical director of Premier League club Brighton.

Rangers Hall of Fame member Weir has been busy since his last official role at Ibrox as part of Mark Warburton’s coaching staff.

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He had a brief spell as Warburton’s assistant at Nottingham Forest, before joining Brighton in 2019.

The 51-year-old had been serving as the Seagulls’ pathway development manager, working with players out on loan elsewhere.

But he recently attained a Masters in sport directorship from Manchester Met University and has now been promoted.

“We are delighted that David has accepted this new role and it expands on the already excellent work he has done as pathway development manager,” said Brighton’s technical director Dan Ashworth [The Argus].

“The assistant technical director will be exactly that, supporting me on a day-to-day basis at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre. 

“David’s football knowledge and experience is exceptional and to have his help, expertise and experience on a day-to-day basis will be a great benefit for the club.” 

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Brighton have established themselves in the Premier League in recent years and are currently ninth in the table, so it’s a good club to be moving up through the ranks at.

There has been some speculation that current technical director Ashworth would be joining Newcastle but while The Argus reports that Weir’s promotion isn’t linked, this role will certainly put him in pole position to step up if and when the post becomes vacant.

It’s been a big week for former Rangers players in the Premier League, with Duncan Ferguson appointed caretaker manager of Everton following the sacking of Rafa Benitez.

Meanwhile, Celtic are set to be dealt a significant blow ahead of the Old Firm.

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