an assistant to Conte dies of leukemia

Tottenham announced on Thursday the death of Gian Piero Ventrone, great friend of Antonio Conte and member of the first team staff. The Spurs physical trainer died at the age of 61 from leukemia.

Sad news for Tottenham in the middle of the week. The Italian press and in particular the newspaper Corriere dello Sport reported this Thursday the death of Gian Piero Ventrone following a sudden illness, lightning leukemia, at the age of 61.

The Spurs physical trainer died at a facility in Naples, Italy and will be buried next Sunday. Tottenham paid him a beautiful tribute: « We are devastated to announce the death of physical trainer Gian Piero Ventrone, wrote the London club in a press release. […] As endearing as he is demanding off the pitch, Gian Piero quickly became an extremely popular figure with players and staff. He will be greatly missed by everyone at the club and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this incredibly sad time. »

A one-year stint in L1 and a freelance in China for this close friend of Conte

Considered Antonio Conte’s right-hand man in London, Gian Piero Ventrone is no stranger to the good start to the season for the team across the Channel. Passed in particular by Juventus or by China with Fabio Cannavaro, the one who is nicknamed “The Marine” – because of his high standards – also worked a season in France.

Arrived in the luggage of Fabrizio Ravanelli at AC Ajaccio in 2013, the Italian trainer had ended the Ligue 1 season as assistant to Christian Bracconi after the ephemeral passage of the former OM striker.

Author of a convincing start to the season if not brilliant, Tottenham currently occupies a good third place in the Premier League. The team coached by Antonio Conte particularly distinguished itself by its ability to increase physical effort. Performances that bear the seal of the trainer Gian Piero Ventrone.

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