David Weir set to return to Everton in a player development role

Everton hero David Weir set to return to Goodison Park from Brighton in a player development role after holding talks with the Toffees over a comeback last week

  • Ex-Scotland defender David Weir played for Everton for eight years from 1997
  • The 51-year-old has currently been working for Brighton as their loans manager 
  • Meanwhile, Newcastle could make a move for Everton defender Lucas Digne 

Everton are expected to appoint former defender David Weir to their backroom staff after holding talks last week.

Weir, 51, has been working for Brighton as their loans manager and is due to return to Goodison in a player development role.

He made over 600 career appearances and played in the 1998 World Cup for Scotland. 

David Weir is set to return to Everton in a player development role after talks last week

Weir is an Everton hero, having playing for the Goodison Park club for eight years

He won 69 caps, captained his country four times and set a new record for Scotland’s oldest international when he played in 2010 aged 40 years, 116 days.

Weir also had a spell in management at Sheffield United, coaching with Brentford and Rangers.

Brighton have also given permission for technical director Dan Ashworth to speak to Newcastle United ahead of their restructure.

Brighton do not wish to lose highly regarded Ashworth, 50, but recognise the challenge is a difficult one to resist for the former FA technical director.

Newcastle could target Lucas Digne after his fallout with Everton boss Rafa Benitez

Everton defender Lucas Digne has emerged as a potential target for Newcastle following his fall out with Rafa Benitez.

Everton have already put a deal in place for Dinano Kiev left back Vitaliy Mykolenko but Digne is reluctant to join Newcastle.

The 28-year old French international is waiting on other clubs firming up interest with Juventus, Atletico Madrid and PSG among those monitoring developments.

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