Vincent Espié is OL's new fitness coach. Born on the 4th of August 1977 in Clichy-la-Garenne, Vincent Espié comes to the club from Lille, where he spent two seasons taking care of the pro squad. He worked with Claude Puel during the 2007-2008 season.
Beforehand he was in charge of fitness training for the French skiing team, among which was Antoine Dénériaz, Olympic downhill champion in Turin 2006.
[IMG50068#R]Vincent Espié : "It’s very satisfying to be working for the best club in France, within one of the most accomplished structures of the last few seasons. It’s a big challenge for me as there is a lot of expectation. I want to win titles here. Claude brought me down here from Lille, he already showed his confidence in me when we worked together before and we had a very good relationship. Now, things will be the same here at OL. He knows exactly who he is working with, as do I, which will be really helpful for my integration and will save a lot of time. We will go back to the way we worked together before. I haven’t had time to speak with Robert (Duverne), but I will be doing that. He had his way of working and I have mine: so obviously certain things are going to change. I worked for four years with the French skiing team and spent quite a lot of time at Tignes, so I know all about the site and the infrastructure. Working there will not be a new experience for me: I feel that we are going to have a productive training camp ."
[IMG50069#L]Claude Puel : Robert Duverne wanted to focus on his work with the National side, so we let him do just that. I know Vincent Espié well, which will allow us to get to work quickly without wasting any time on integration. The training camp at Tignes will go ahead without any big changes. Some workshops will change but the final outcome will be the same .
OL’s reserve team have also changed fitness coach. With Guillaume Tora moving to Nice, Nicolas Quinault, who has been looking after the female team for two and a half seasons, will take charge of the OL youngsters.