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Manager Weir departs as Blades Boss

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17:35 11th October 2013

Sheffield United today announced that it has relieved first team manager David Weir of his duties along with his assistant Lee Carsley.


Overseeing the team on an interim basis for Sunday's televised fixture against Coventry will be U21 coach Chris Morgan, goalkeeping coach Darren Ward and head of academy coaching Travis Binnion.


The club aims to appoint a new management team on a permanent basis as quickly as possible


Chief executive Julian Winter said: "First and foremost all at SUFC, from the board right the way through the club, wish David and Lee all the best for the future. None of us wanted to be in this position at this point in the season. David's appointment was made as part of developing a new phase at the club.


"Chris Morgan has been asked and agreed to take an interim role in charge of Sunday's team. He knows the players and, with Darren and Travis, will be doing his upmost to get a return to winning ways," added Mr Winter.


Chris Morgan said: "The club have made me aware of the situation and I am happy to step in and work with the players for the Coventry game."


The club will be making no further statement until the appointment of a new manager.