Sport: Elgin City appoint Weir as their new boss

Jim Weir – City boss

Elgin City have announced this morning that their new manager will be former Hearts, Hamilton and St Johnstone player Jim Weir.

A club statement today said the Weir would take charge of training with immediate effect and would be in charge of his first home game for the club when City take on Arbroath at Borough Briggs on Tuesday evening.

After a distinguished playing career Weir moved into management at Montrose in 2007, taking the club to third in the league before being sacked a year later.  He then took over at Arbroath in November 2009 but failed to save the club from relegation to the second division.

His next move was to Brechin City where he took the club to the second division play-offs only to lose out to Ayr United – a bad start to the 2012/13 campaign saw him leave City in September 2012.

A spokesman for Elgin City said they welcomed Jim to the club and wished him every success.

Weir succeeds Barry Wilson who quit the club after a poor start to the current season saw City bottom of the league, losing their last home match to Queen’s Park 4-1 and having been knocked out of the Scottish Cup by Junior side Bo’ness United.

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