Michael Duff Appoints Former Claret to Coaching Staff

Wade Elliott Joins Cheltenham Town Coaching Staff

Cheltenjam Town Football Club have this afternoon confirmed that Wade Elliott has linked up with former Clarets team mate Michael Duff as part of the first team coaching staff at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium (Whadden Road). Elliott has recently been U23 coach at Sky Bet Championship club Stoke City after a brief spell at Forest Green Rovers.

Elliott, also enjoyed spells at AFC Bournemouth and Bristol City during his playing days, whilst being appointed joint caretaker charge of Bristol City along with John Pemberton following the departure of Steve Cotterill in January 2016. He has been a major player in Bristol City’s Sky Bet League One and EFL Trophy double under Cotterill in 2014/15.

Speaking about Wade Elliott joins the coaching staff former Clarets defender and boss at Cheltenham Town Michael Duff said, “Wade is someone I have known for a long, long time and I also roomed with him for a long time at Burnley Football Club. His family situation has changed so he has moved back down to the Bristol area.

He’ll come in and help with the development group on a part-time basis and also with the first team. He started out in non-league football with Bashley before going on to play in the Premier League with Burnley and Europa League with Birmingham City, his knowledge will be invaluable.

He is a Pro Licence coach who has worked at a Category 1 Academy for the last three or four years and he was caretaker manager at Bristol City when Steve Cotterill left. It’s a no brainer in terms of the knowledge he can bring, both from his playing days and coaching experience. He’ll only make us stronger as a staff which will hopefully make us better as a team and as a club.”

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