New Spurs boss Antonio Conte has appointed his own brother as technical and analytics coach.
Gianluca, the lesser known Conte, made nine Serie A appearances for hometown club Lecce during the 1985-86 season before walking away from his professional career to pursue a sports science degree.
Antonio Conte, who also came through the ranks at Lecce before bossing the Juventus midfield for 13 years, enjoyed a stellar playing career winning five Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia, the Uefa Cup, the Champions League, the Uefa Supercup and four Supercoppa Italiana titles.
Despite their different pathways to coaching, the Conte brothers have been inseparable since Antonio landed the Bari job in 2009.
Since then, Gianluca Conte has also been part of Antonio’s coaching staff at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, as well as the Italian national team.
In a statement on the club website, Tottenham revealed the full extent of their coaching revamp: "We are pleased to confirm the appointments of Cristian Stellini, Ryan Mason, Gianluca Conte, Costantino Coratti, Gian Piero Ventrone and Stefano Bruno to Antonio Conte's coaching staff.
The revamp has led to further change for Ryan Mason.
Mason won four of his seven Premier League games during his brief spell as interim boss, securing Europa Conference League qualification by the skin of his teeth on the final day of last season.
When Nuno Espirito Santo took over in the summer, the former Spurs midfielder returned to his original position as head of development at the club’s academy.
But the 30-year-old, who tragically retired in 2018 following a serious head injury sustained at Stamford Bridge while playing for Hull, has been promoted back into the first-team environment as coach.
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Conte, famed for his brutal training sessions and getting the best out of veteran players, has brought three fitness coaches to White Hart Lane.
The club statement continued: "Antonio brings three fitness coaches – Costantino Coratti, Gian Piero Ventrone and Stefano Bruno.
"Costantino joined Spezia's coaching staff in 2011 and has been with Antonio since his second season at Juventus in 2012/13.
"Gian Piero has a wealth of experience, initially taking a fitness/conditioning role at Juventus in 1994/95.
"He's had spells at Catania, JS Suning (China) and was most recently with Fabio Cannavaro at GZ Evergrande, also in China. He was also assistant manager to Olivier Pantaloni at AC Ajaccio in France.
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"Stefano began his coaching career at AS Livorno in 2005/06, and was part of Antonio's staff at Bari and Atalanta before spells at Ischia, AC Ajaccio, Catania, Alessandria and Parma. He joined Antonio again at Inter last season.”
The final piece of Conte’s jigsaw, for now, is assistant head coach Cristian Stellini. Stellini, whose playing career took in Serie A, B and C1, previously worked with Conte at Juventus and Inter Milan.
Tottenham are yet to announce who will take up the position of first team goalkeeper coach.
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