Tottenham Hotspur's experienced fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone sadly passed away aged 61..

2022-10-06 19:52

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur confirmed in an obituary on its official website on Thursday that experienced Italian fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone has died at the age of 61.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of fitness coach Giampiero Vintrone," Tottenham Hotspur wrote in their obituary.

"Gian Piero is as serious and amiable off the field as he is on the field, and is loved by the players and staff alike."

"He will always be missed by everyone from the club and our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased at this heartbreaking time."

Originated in Italy and has been working with colleagues in the team for a long time

Ventrone had also worked for Catania, Jiangsu Suning, Guangzhou, Ajaccio and Juventus during his lifetime before joining Spurs. He previously served I Bianconeri for more than 10 years, during which time he worked with Fabio Capello, Marcelo Lippi, Carlo Ancelotti and many more.

The current Spurs head coach Antonio Conte has known and worked with Ventrone since his playing days while he is still playing for the Serie A giants.

Terminally ill

According to the report from the Italian branch of Sky Sports, Ventrone unfortunately suffered from acute leukemia. He, who has been working while sick, gave Son Heung-min a big hug after the South Korean international striker broke the scoring drought in the Premier League last month.

After the news of Ventrone's death came out, Son Heung-min immediately posted through his official social media account that Ventrone has always been a great teacher and friend, taking good care of himself in good and bad times. , encouraged himself, and gave him a lot of valuable life lessons, for which he will be grateful for Ventrone's teachings for the rest of his life.

At the same time, Juventus, who had worked with Ventrone, also posted:  "We will always remember his attention to all details, his philosophy for work, and his greatest talent, his understanding of the fundamental components of football, especially fitness and athleticism, the ability to gradually progress them into a new era. In a way, he helps us written this new era."