Bradford City has named Mark Trueman as its first-team link coach.

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Bradford City has named Mark Trueman as its first-team link coach.

Bradford has named Mark Trueman as first-team link coach, following his role in guiding the club to League Two safety last season.

Trueman and Conor Sellars, both under-18s coaches, were appointed caretaker coaches of the first team in December and eventually made permanent for the final 19 games of the season before being dismissed of their duties in May after leading the team to a 15th-place finish.

Trueman, 33, has agreed to a three-year contract that will see him function as a link between the Academy and incoming manager Derek Adams’ senior squad.

“Although there is still disappointment that it did not work out in the management post for me, I am glad to be continuing with the club,” he said on the club’s official website.

“I’ve had time to reflect and have had excellent conversations with (CEO) Ryan Sparks and Derek Adams, and I’m looking forward to taking on a new, different job.

“It was always my desire to stay here, and I was always eager to do so, so I’m delighted to have been able to reach an agreement on a long-term contract in a challenging role.”

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