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Weir undecided about management

Rangers defender David Weir
Weir has been a first-team fixture since joining Rangers in 2007

Rangers defender David Weir is hoping to remain in football after he finishes playing - but he is unsure whether he wants to become a manager.

The Scotland international will turn 39 in May and has been working towards earning his 'A' coaching licence.

"I'll definitely stay involved in football in some shape or form," Weir told BBC Radio Scotland.

"Nothing will recreate playing but I'll stay as close to that as I can. Being a manager is a very difficult job."

Weir began his playing career in the United States with the University of Evansville and admits to being intrigued at the possibility of returning to America to coach.

"I could think of being in worse places," added Weir.

"I think there's definitely a certain attraction to (coaching in America).

"It's a nice way of life over there, there's nice people and there's a lot of good things going on.

"I enjoyed my time over there and I would advise anyone who has the opportunity to go over, in whatever capacity, to go."

Rangers manager Walter Smith has iterated that Weir could be offered a new contract when his current deal runs out in the summer.

But the former Everton, Hearts and Falkirk player insists he is not looking beyond his next match, with Rangers currently three points behind Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic and in the semi-finals of the Homecoming Scottish Cup.

"I haven't thought that far ahead, I never have done," Weir said. "I think about the next game.

"I really wouldn't rule anything out."

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Weir completes switch to Rangers
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