Former Rangers captain and assistant manager David Weir is on a shortlist to replace Craig Levein in one his many roles at Scottish Premiership rivals Hearts, according to a report (Scottish Daily Mail, back page, 12/11/19).

Levein was sacked as manager last week and is being replaced as sporting director too, and it is the latter role Weir is under consideration for.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 23: David Weir of Rangers looks on prior to the Betfred Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The former Sheffield United manager is currently with Brighton where he oversees the club’s loan players and acts as a link between the clubs and players.

Weir is no stranger to Tynecastle after moving to Hearts from Falkirk, playing 75 times for the Jambos before heading south to sign for Everton.

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He isn’t the front-runner for the role with current interim boss Austin McPhee inexplicably leading the race to replace his former boss – albeit likely with a much-reduced amount of influence at board-level.

 

After carving his name into the history books at Ibrox as a player, Weir undone much of that when he resigned alongside Mark Warburton and Frank McParland before Warburton insisted they hadn’t.

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KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - MAY 15: Walter Smith and David Weir of Rangers lift the Scottish Premier League trophy after winning the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Rugby Park on May 15, 2011 in Kilmarnock, Scotland..

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Interestingly, since Warburton’s return to management with Queen’s Park Rangers, he hasn’t reunited with Weir and it looks as though their double-act has come to an end.

While it seems unlikely Weir will take over at Hearts, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see his name linked to more vacant positions in Scottish football over the coming months.

 

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