Monday March 9 2015
Conte named best Coach

Antonio Conte has been awarded the Panchina d’Oro, or Golden Bench, for his exploits with Juventus last season.

The annual award is given to the person judged to have been the best Serie A Coach of the previous season, and the Bianconeri’s record 102 points has handed the award to Conte.

Fiorentina’s Vincenzo Montella came second, while Rudi Garcia of Roma rounded off the top three.

This represents the third season in a row that Conte has taken home the award, after guiding the Old Lady to three successive titles before quitting to take over as Italy CT.

Previous winners of the award include Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Marcello Lippi.

Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri was handed the Silver Bench award for guiding his team to promotion last term.

Conte himself is a former winner of that award, taking Bari to Serie A in 2009.

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