Sheffield United have announced David Weir as the clubs new manager on a three-year contract.

The Blades have been on the hunt for a new manager after Danny Wilson left the club in April.

After a fifth placed finish in League One last season under the guidance of interim boss Chris Morgan (who has reverted back to his old role at the club now Weir has taken the job), the Blades lost out over two legs in the playoffs to Yeovil Town who eventually went up after defeating Brentford at Wembley.

Weir will be under pressure to delivery promotion back to the Championship next season, and was recently interview for the Everton job, before Roberto Martinez was appointed.

The likes of Stuart McCall and Graham Arnold have been heavily linked with the role at Brammall Lane, but both chose to turn down the opportunity.

In an interview on the Sheffield United official website, Weir stated:

“My first thoughts about the job are of excitement. I understand how privileged I am to be named manager here,”

“I realise what a great opportunity is in front of me now and my message to the supporters is that I will work hard and give everything to be successful at Bramall Lane.”

“I honestly can’t wait to get started and get a real feel for the club, then obviously I am eager to get organised for when the players return for pre-season training later this month.”