Inzaghi wins the Bearzot award

The winner of the award for best coach of the season has been announced. The Nerazzurri coach: “I wouldn’t have received it without the extraordinary support of those who have worked with me over the years.” Delivery on April 22nd at Coni


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Inter’s extraordinary season and perfect management of the group. For this reason, but not only, Simone Inzaghi was the winner of the XIII edition of the Enzo Bearzot National Award, promoted by the ACLI Sports Union together with the FIGC. “Inzaghi remembers Bearzot in the management of the so-called dressing room with a leadership that was both severe and paternally affectionate”, the motivation for the jury’s decision announced today in via Allegri. The award, which last year was won by Luciano Spalletti, will be presented to him on 22 April at the CONI Hall of Honour.

the words of the winner

“I am deeply grateful for this prestigious award named after such a great coach and man of football. This recognition would not have been possible without the extraordinary support of all those who have worked with me over the years. I dedicate this award to them and to my family”, wrote the Nerazzurri coach in a message as soon as he received the news.

the gravina push

The president of the FIGC Gabriele Gravina, present at the conference together with the number one of the US ACLI Damiano Lembo, added: “The decision to reward Simone Inzaghi was unanimous because, as was indicated in the motivation, he has reached the full level of maturity , on and off the pitch, as Bearzot would have liked, and is an extraordinary representative of the evolution, in a spectacular sense, of the so-called Italian school. Another aspect of Inzaghi that I like to underline is his strong sense of belonging to the clubs that he coaches, remaining for several seasons, cementing relationships with staff, players and fans.”

the prizes to Berruti and Marcenaro

The special lifetime achievement award was also awarded to Livio Berruti, former Italian sprinter and Olympic gold medalist in the 200m at the Rome ’60 Games. While the award in memory of Stefano Farina, the referee who passed away on 23 May 2017, was given – following a report from The Hague – to Matteo Marcenaro of the Genoa section. This was announced by the president of the Italian Referees Association Carlo Pacifici.