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Emotional Antonio Conte in tears during touching tribute to Tottenham coach who died

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Antonio Conte was in tears before kick-off for Tottenham's clash against Brighton as both teams paid a touching tribute to the late Gian Piero Ventrone.The 61-year-old was the Tottenham fitness coach, and passed away on Thursday.

Conte was an emotional figure in his pre-match press conference, and couldn't fight back the tears in the dugout at the Amex.There was a lovely minute's applause that took place prior to kick-off, as Brighton and Tottenham remembered the man nicknamed as ''The Marine' in Italy because of his rigorous training regimes.

He arrived at Spurs with Conte in November 2021.READ MORE: Fans hope Emerson Royal 'kept the receipt' after £1m spend to 'get better' backfiresSpurs confirmed his passing on Thursday and said "he will be greatly missed by everyone".

Ventrone, the club statement reads, was "as loveable off the pitch as he was demanding on it" and "quickly became a hugely popular figure with the players and staff".What did you make of the tribute at the Amex?

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