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David is the right man

12 June 2013

Chief Executive Julian Winter says the Blades appointing David Weir as manager was a 'natural marriage'.

The former Scotland skipper was presented to the media at Bramall Lane on Tuesday after agreeing a three-year contract to become Danny Wilson's permanent successor.

Outlining why he believes Weir is the right man to take the Blades forward, Winter commented: "We broadly understood from day one of the interview process that the people we were interviewing fitted our criteria that was precisely established.

"David (Weir) went down the Academic world before football so he arrived in the game via a slightly different route to normal. He perhaps has a different perspective and the way he presented himself in his interviews, coupled with his level of detail, was exceptional.

"David understood straight away how the club is trying to work; I have alluded to the fact before that we now have to act differently.

"We have previously recruited a Head of Football Operations, who oversees the Academy and football administration, in addition to recruiting, which provides services to the manager."

Winter, part of the three-man Football Club Board, added: "David was enthusiastic about our structural change and the way we wish to operate, strangely enough our plan matched up well with how he wanted to work as a manager, so it was a natural marriage.

"This club needs leadership and there can be no doubt David will bring that, he is very strong-minded and clear in terms of what he wants to achieve and how he will make it happen.

"He was a standout candidate in many respects and we are absolutely delighted to have him as our new manager."

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