Weir appointed Technical Director at Brighton
Written by Training Ground Guru — May 31, 2022
DAVID WEIR has been appointed as Brighton’s new Technical Director, having held the job on an interim basis since Dan Ashworth resigned in February.
Weir joined Albion in April 2018 as their Pathways Development Manager, overseeing the club’s players on loan at other clubs. In January 2022 he was promoted to Assistant Technical Director before taking the Technical Director role on an interim basis just weeks later. Now he has taken on that job permanently.
Chairman Tony Bloom said: “David’s credentials are very strong, as he has shown in the various roles he has held with us.
"During his recent role as acting Technical Director he has used his experience, knowledge and ability in supporting both Graham Potter and the men's first-team, as we secured a record top-flight finish, and to Hope Powell and the women's first-team.
"In that time he has already further enhanced an already excellent working relationship with both Paul Barber and me, as well as our executive team responsible for the running of the club. David will oversee all football operations; including recruitment, analysis, medical and player welfare, across both the men's and women's set-up."
Weir, who won 69 caps for Scotland as a player, began his coaching career with Everton’s Academy and reserve teams before becoming manager of Sheffield United. Assistant manager roles at Brentford, Rangers and Nottingham Forest followed before he joined Albion in April 2018.
Weir's first appointment as Technical Director is that of former Brighton captain Gordon Greer as Pathways Development Manager. Greer had been a senior scout with the club since October 2019.
Brighton are also now recruiting for an Assistant Technical Director.