Massimiliano Allegri was awarded the prestigious Enzo Bearzot recognition earlier today in Rome, the fifth edition of a prize named in honour of Italy’s 1982 World Cup winning coach.
The Bianconeri boss received the accolade from Coni president Giovanni Malagò and the Italian Christian Workers' Association, under the patronage of FIGC, during a presentation ceremony at the society’s headquarters.
Back in March, the panel revealed the reasons behind the 47-year-old’s selection: “Just like the great Enzo Bearzot, Massimiliano Allegri has always placed himself a step behind his players, giving them maximum responsibility but guiding them, as well as with tactical knowledge, with balance, resolve and tranquility. It’s a method of working that appears to have become the trademark of one of the best Italian coaches.”
Allegri, who has clinched both the Scudetto title and Coppa Italia in his first season in Turin, follows in the footsteps of last year’s winner Carlo Ancelotti.
(Photo: Lello Clemente)