Tottenham fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone has died from leukaemia, aged 61

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Tottenham’s fitness coach, Gian Piero Ventrone, has died after battling leukemia. The physical fitness trainer was a close friend to Antonio Conte.

Dubbed “The Marine,” he was known for his punishing drills. Ventrone, who previously worked for Juventus, Catania, Jiangsu Suning, Guangzhou Evergrande, and AC Ajaccio, joined Spurs alongside Conte in November 2021.

He worked with Conte as a player and later as a coach. Ventrone was given the task of making Tottenham’s players the fittest and most resilient in Europe.

We are devastated to announce that fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone has passed away.

The 61-year-old joined the Club in November, 2021, as part of Antonio Conte’s backroom staff, having previously held roles at Juventus, Catania, JS Suning, GZ Evergrande and AC Ajaccio.

As loveable off the pitch as he was demanding on it, Gian Piero quickly became a hugely 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 impossibly sad time.’

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His methods resurfaced this summer when, during pre-season in Seoul, his trademark drill reduced Tottenham players to trembling physical wrecks. England captain Kane was throwing up on his knees. He will be missed by the football world.

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