Tottenham have introduced the passing of health coach Gian Piero Ventrone aged simply 61.
A key a part of Antonio Conte’s workers, his premature demise comes after a brief sickness.
A press release from the membership on Thursday morning learn: “We’re devastated to announce that health coach Gian Piero Ventrone has handed away. He shall be significantly missed by everybody on the Membership and our ideas are together with his household and associates at this impossibly unhappy time.”
“As loveable off the pitch as he was demanding on it, Gian Piero rapidly grew to become a vastly widespread determine with gamers and workers. He shall be significantly missed by everybody on the Membership and our ideas are together with his household and associates at this impossibly unhappy time.”
Ventrone joined Spurs in November 2021 when Conte was appointed head coach. The Italian had beforehand labored at Juventus and Catania in his homeland, in addition to spells in China with Jiangsu Suning and Guangzhou Evergrande, and in France with Ajaccio.
He was recognized for his gruelling health drills however was nonetheless effectively favored by the gamers he labored with.
“He’s a killer, to be sincere. However I’ve a very, actually good relationship with Gian Piero,” Spurs ahead Son Heung-min revealed simply final month. “Clearly, his English isn’t good and typically he comes together with his telephone to translate into English from Italian. It means rather a lot.
“Not simply football-wise, however life-wise he provides me a lot recommendation and I’m actually grateful for that. It’s been so useful and I all the time give him an enormous hug, even in powerful occasions. He’s all the time been subsequent to me at each cease.”