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Brighton name David Weir as technical director

 Brighton have named David Weir as technical director.

Brighton have confirmed the permanent appointment of Weir as technical director following Dan Ashworth's move to Newcastle.

The former Scotland, Rangers and Everton defender had been covering the role in an interim capacity since Ashworth resigned and began a period of garden leave in February.

Chairman Tony Bloom said: "David's credentials are very strong, as he has shown in the various roles he has held with us.

"During his recent role as acting technical director he has used his experience, knowledge and ability in supporting both Graham Potter and the men's first team as we secured a record top-flight finish, and Hope Powell and the women's first team.

"In that time he has already further enhanced an already excellent working relationship with both (chief executive) Paul Barber and me, as well as our executive team responsible for the running of the club.

"David will oversee all football operations including recruitment, analysis, medical and player welfare, across both the men's and women's set-up."

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