Weir to join Everton’s coaching staff?By Jack Moore • Jun 7th, 2011 • Category: News |
Reports emerging from Scotland are suggesting that Rangers defender David Weir, who is currently out of contract, has been offered a coaching role at Everton. The news comes despite his desire to play during the 2011-2012 season.
Weir, who is now 41, has played over 230 games for the blue half of Merseyside; and has remained in touch with David Moyes since his move to Rangers in 2007. Weir also expressed his ongoing friendship with many of the current Everton players, stating he would love to return one day in a coaching role once his playing career is over.
The highly regarded Scotsman is unlikely to be offered a new contract by Rangers, however his last season with the Scottish giants was a very successful one, leading Rangers to the league title as captain. Weir was also inducted into the Rangers hall of fame, being the only player to do so while under contract at the club.
Weir, who was named the oldest player to play in the Champions League at 40 years and 211 days, is expected to make a decision about his future soon – when it is clear if Rangers see him as part of their 2011-2011 plans.