Weir promoted to Assistant Technical Director by Brighton
Written by Training Ground Guru — January 20, 2022
FORMER Scotland international David Weir has been promoted from Pathway Development Manager to the new role of Assistant Technical Director by Brighton.
The job will see him work alongside the club's Technical Director, Dan Ashworth. Weir joined Albion in April 2018 and oversees players who are on loan at other clubs.
Brighton have followed Liverpool and Norwich in appointing an Assistant Technical Director, in recognition of the size of modern football departments and the range of responsibilities faced by Technical Directors.
Ashworth said: “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.
“The Assistant Technical Director will be exactly that, supporting me on a day-to-day basis at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.
"Since I came to the club the brief and workload for the Technical Director role has expanded to include the women’s and girls football operations and analysis across both the men's and women's set up. We have also expanded what we are doing in terms of player welfare and psychology during the past 18 months.
"We have also seen additional workload due to various external factors such as Brexit and the new Governing Body Endorsement procedure, and even the effect of the pandemic on the Premier League's evolving policies and procedures.
"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."
Weir played for Falkirk, Hearts, Everton and Rangers and won 69 caps for Scotland, as well as captaining his country.
His coaching pathway began at Everton’s Academy and reserve teams before his first managerial job at Sheffield United. Assistant manager’s roles followed with Brentford, Rangers and Nottingham Forest.