Allegri clinches Panchina d’Oro award

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has won the Panchina d'Oro award for the best tactician over the course of the 2016/17 Serie A season.

The Bianconeri boss led the team to their sixth consecutive Scudetto in 2017 and dedicated the award to his staff, while thanking his players for their performances.

Allegri also went on to talk about this season's Serie A title race, which sees Juve and Napoli go head-to-head for the silverware. Juve enjoy a two-point lead over the Partenopei, who are led by veteran manager Maurizio Sarri.

“First of all I’d like to thank my players, who are giving me and the club extraordinary satisfaction,” Allegri said as he received his prize.

“I dedicate this award to my staff, who allow me to be here today, but also to the club which allows me to sit on such a prestigious bench.

“I wish good luck to all coaches for the end of the season… Sarri a little bit less!

“It will be Juventus-Napoli until the end. We have three head-to-head games, with Napoli and home and with Roma and Inter away.

“We have to approach the end of the season calmly, it will be a great experience.

“We have this [Champions League] quarter-final against Real Madrid and the Coppa Italia final, while we’re back in League action on Sunday against a Milan side that is doing good things.

“We need to be ready, we hope to get some players back and experience this season finale in the best way.”

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