We had often wondered what had happened to strength and conditioning coaches Mark Hulse and Robbie Elliott.
Robbie Elliott – helping out at Newcastle on part-time basis
It seems that Hulse, after working his notice at Newcastle, has now eventually joined Liverpool.
Quite honestly, the last we heard about this was back in June when on 23rd June we reported they had “moved on” according to a Newcastle insider.
That was a few days before pre-season and of course would have been very bad for the club, since the players were reporting back in a short 4 days after that. However, that was a real low point for the club over the summer, and that’s saying something.
But the two of them were told in no uncertain terms they had to work their notice.
They apparently left the club on July 10th, and Simon Tweddle has since done the job on a temporary basis, after working at the the club’s Youth Academy backroom team.
Hulse has only recently joined the Liverpool coaching staff, although local lad Robbie Elliott hasn’t.
And it seems that 35 year-old Robbie has now agreed to assist in the fitness department at Newcastle, but only on a casual basis, after taking on a job with American sportswear giants Nike.
If Shearer is ever appointed manager this season, look for Robbie to rejoin the coaching staff at the club, on a full time basis.