David Weir in line to succeed Danny Wilson as Sheffield United manager
Sheffield United are set to name David Weir as their new manager, according to Sky sources.
Last Updated: 10/06/13 4:12pm
The League One club have been without a permanent boss since Danny Wilson's departure in April, and Chris Morgan took temporary charge for the end of the season.
Weir, who spent time training with the Blades in 2012, has emerged as favourite for the post in recent days and an appointment is expected soon.
The former Scotland captain is currently reserve team coach at his former club Everton and was tipped to take on more responsibility under incoming manager Roberto Martinez.
But the 43-year-old now is as short as 1/25 to take up his first managerial role at Bramall Lane.
Weir's immediate challenge will be to lead United out of League One, where they have spent the past two seasons.