Gianni Vio has been added to Antonio Conte’s team as the newest Premier League club to hire a specialised set-piece coach.
Vio, 69, formerly played for Italy’s national team, where he contributed to the Azzurri’s triumph in the 2017 European Championship.
A number of Italian teams, notably Fiorentina and AC Milan, as well as Brentford and Leeds, have used the former banker in the past.
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He is the most recent of an increasing number of expert dead-ball teachers in the top flight and claims to have approximately 5,000 distinct set pieces in his repertoire.
On Sunday, Spurs arrived in South Korea for their preseason trip to thousands of cheering supporters at Incheon International Airport.
In front of some 6,000 spectators this morning at Seoul World Cup Stadium, Conte oversaw the first training session for the club’s internationals and new addition Richarlison, who participated in preseason for the first time.
While the club searches for buyers, the quartet of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Sergio Reguilon, and Harry Winks has been left at home, while Joe Rodon is sidelined due to illness and new addition Clement Lenglet was unable to obtain a visa in time.
Source: Evening Standard