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Boss meets the media

11 June 2013

David Weir has completed his first task as Blades boss... speaking to the assembled media that gathered at Bramall Lane on Tuesday afternoon to welcome the former Scotland skipper into his new job.

Suited and booted and wearing his new United tie, Weir spoke at length about why he felt the time was right to step into management, his decision to join the Blades and, amongst other things, his aims and aspirations during his first three years in South Yorkshire.

After the club concluded its search for Danny Wilson's permanent successor earlier this week, supporters can look forward to hearing and reading plenty from Weir and United Chief Executive Julian Winter in the coming days, in the lead up to the new fixtures being announced on Wednesday 19th June.

Here are just a few of Weir's first comments since taking over at the helm at the Lane.

He remarked: "Having gone through the interview process for the job at Everton, my instinct told me I was ready to stand on my own two feet as a manager in my own right.

"I have a real belief in my own ability and methods, although obviously I can draw on a lot of positive experiences from the two managers I have worked with in my club career.

"I know Sheffield United has a proud history and it is a city that thrives and responds to hardwork and determination and quite honestly I can't wait to get started.

"My mindset since accepting the job has been positive and I have already bought into the club and its philosophies. I didn't have to think twice about accepting the position.

"My first aim is, obviously, to get this club back into the Championship as soon as possible, but looking ahead I want to build something real special at Bramall Lane and give this wonderful club some sustainability, with plenty of excitement along the way."

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