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Revolution’s former Head of Fitness is now coaching at Bradford City

Anton McElhone departs after one year.

MLS: New York City FC at New England Revolution Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Anton McElhone has left the New England Revolution after one year as the team’s Head of Fitness and Conditioning. He will now serve as an assistant coach for Bradford City (League One).

McElhone came to MLS after being with Tottenham for a decade. He earned high praise from newly-appointed head coach Brad Friedel, who leaned on him to be a fitness expert. In early June, Friedel told MLSSoccer.com, that McElhone “knows what the physical requirements [are] that are needed to play in the system that we want to play.”

McElhone received similar compliments from Bradford’s head coach David Hopkin. Hopkin noted that McElhone is a hard worker that understands the physical aspect of the game. He went on to say, “When players are coming back from injury, [McElhone] will know how long everybody’s time-frame should be.”

McElhone has a UEFA coaching A licence and met Hopkin while both studied for their coaching badges in Scotland.