There was worrying news for Nottingham Forest fans today as assistant manager David Weir was linked with a move to West Ham United under new manager David Moyes.
According to journalist Alan Biggs, whose heard ‘whispers’, the ex-Manchester United boss is interested in working with Weir again having managed him during a successful spell at Everton. Moyes did a great job at Goodison Park and for several seasons Weir was the captain.
Bit of gossip, may be right or wrong. Whispers of Forest's David Weir for Moyes' new backroom team at West Ham. Logical anyway; Everton link
— Alan Biggs (@AlanBiggs1) November 9, 2017
Any move would be a big blow for Mark Warburton, who has now worked with the former centre-back at his last three club’s. The pair first joined up at Brentford, where they were very successful in leading the Bees into the top six.
Then, Weir went with his boss to his former club Glasgow Rangers, where they enjoyed more success initially before they eventually departed.
Despite the negative way their time in Scotland ended, Warburton still clearly appreciated the work Weir does and brought him to the City Ground when he was appointed.
After successfully fighting off relegation last season, the pair now have Forest on the brink of the play-offs having gone on a fine recent run.
Firstly, the chance to step up to the Premier League with a manager he knows very well has to tempt David Weir, although, he may feel a strong sense of loyalty to Warburton.
The pair have now worked together at three different club’s and on the whole it has delivered good results.
Therefore, Forest will be desperate to keep Weir happy, particularly as they are just beginning to show serious top six form. Any potential departure might harm the mood within the group and creates a problem Forest don’t need.
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