Athletics: Jessica Ennis's coach Toni Minichiello has said that meeting his protege “was like being dealt four aces in a hand of poker.”
Minichiello was named coach of the year at the UK Coaching Awards after guiding his charge to a gold medal in the heptathlon in this year’s Olympics.
But the coy Minichiello has refused to take the credit for her overwhelming success.
He said: “The truth is, as a coach you’re only as good as the material you’re given. The day I met Jessica Ennis it was like being dealt four aces in a hand of poker.”
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