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New: Head of Sports Science - Anton McElhone

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Sgt Neppers*, Sep 21, 2021.

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    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anton-mcelhone-299b0a4b

    He's updated his own Linkedin, much to be expected, the club will be the * last to announce this.
    Useless * :56:

    Comes with a decent CV, would seem he has been well looked after and thought of at Spurs, considering who he has worked under and how long he lasted there during the last decade, where Spurs certainly came up in the world of football.
    Seems then, Friedel must have been impressed at Spurs with him, and gave him a crack at proper coaching, before trying his hand back home.

    We seem to then have taken him on back in a more familiar (and successful) role as Sports Scientist.
    His stint at Spurs suggests he could be loyal, if this is him finding out that management wasn't his calling.
    On paper, much needed appointment and lets hope he brings a bit of know how from his Spurs and MLS ventures - which you would expect are both at a much higher and professional level than what we generally have at this club.
     
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    An interesting read about McElhone https://widthofapost.com/2019/01/09...-citys-revival/amp/?__twitter_impression=true.

    It is based on his impact at Bradford as an assistant but it is more the Friedel and Tottenham input on what he did there and his attention to detail which makes good reading.

    He hasn’t worked with Ange before but based on his CV and approach he sounds like he would align with Ange’s approach of getting players to significant fitness levels and doing all we can’t to maximise recovery. Another thing that will be important is he has worked with a club who have played European football and domestic so will be aware of the fitness and recovery challenges this can create.
     
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