‘I wouldn’t say I’ve got aspirations; it’s a really tough job’ – Nottingham Forest assistant David Weir rules out managerial return (for now)


Nottingham Forest assistant boss David Weir says he currently has no “aspirations” to return to management – but wouldn’t rule it out in the future.

The 47-year-old had a brief spell in charge of Sheffield United back in 2013, but since then has formed a formidable working relationship with Mark Warburton.

The pair have worked together at Brentford, Rangers and now at the City Ground, where they linked up again with sport director Frank McParland.

Weir says he enjoys his role of No.2 to Warburton. And given the hiring-and-firing culture which exists in football, it seems he is reluctant to think about taking on the managerial reins again himself just yet.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve got aspirations. It’s a really tough job, that’s what I’d say,” he told the ‘grand old team’ podcast.

“I’ve been an assistant manager for three or four years now at some really good clubs and had some really good experiences.

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton with assistant David Weir

I enjoy working with Mark Warburton and Frank McParland, who’s the sporting director.

“I’m enjoying doing that.

“But who knows. I’m definitely learning, as you always are in football, trying to make myself and the team better.

“I would never say never, but I’m also conscious that it’s a really difficult job.

“You don’t get a lot of time to actually turn things around and put your stamp on it; try to have a team that’s a fair reflection of what you want to do.”



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