Monday March 27 2017
Sarri wins Panchina d’Oro

Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri has won the Panchina d’Oro, beating Juventus’ Max Allegri and Sassuolo’s Eusebio Di Francesco.

The Golden Bench is awarded to the tactician judged to have done the best work in the previous season, and the Partenopei boss has been given the accolade after finishing second in Serie A during his first campaign with the club.

“Usually awards don’t bring me satisfaction, but this excites me because it was voted for by Coaches,” Sarri noted.

“Five years ago I was in Serie C, it’s extraordinary. I thank my staff, at Empoli then Napoli and two people: Marcello Carli and Cristiano Giuntoli.”

Sarri received 25 votes from the 61 Coaches, with Allegri getting 22 and Di Francesco seven.

Ivan Juric won the Serie B award for his work with Crotone, while Cittadella’s Roberto Venturato was given the Lega Pro Panchina d’Oro.

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