Celtic Appoint former Tottenham fitness coach as Head of Sport Science

Former Tottenham Hotspur fitness coach Anton McElhone has today been appointed as Head of Sport Science at Celtic. McElhone replaces Jack Nayler, who left the club in June to join RB Leipzig.

Anton McElhone worked for Tottenham for almost a decade as Academy and first-team fitness coach before becoming assistant manager at New England Revolution in the MLS in January 2018. He went on to be assistant at Bradford City and, most recently, Greenock Morton.

The appointment of McElhone is significant as Ange Postecoglou has highlighted the need to recruit a Head of Sport Science at the club, particularly given the demands that are being placed on the small squad at the club with the players being pushed hard by the Australian to reach new levels of fitness for is non-stop action packed Angeball style of football.

Welcome to Celtic, Anton!

Morton interim manager, Anton McElhone speaks with Craig McGuffie. Photo Malcolm Mackenzie PSI

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