Ranieri to get prize at Italian manager of the year awards

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 24, 2017 09:59 AM
Ranieri to get prize at Italian manager of the year awards
FILE - In this Monday, May 16, 2016 file photo, Leicester's manager Claudio Ranieri shows the Premier League Trophy to fans at Victoria Park during the victory parade to celebrate winning the English Premier league title in Leicester, England. Leicester City announced Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 that they have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri less than a year after their incredible run to the Premier League title. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
MILAN (AP) — Former Leicester coach Claudio Ranieri will receive a special prize at the Italian manager of the year awards.

The ceremony for the award, which is known as the Panchina d'oro (golden bench), is on Monday near Florence.

It recognizes the best coaches of the previous season from the top three divisions of Italian football, as voted for by their peers.

Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri won the Serie A award last year.

Ranieri guided Leicester to the English Premier League title last year but was sacked nine months later with his team close to the relegation zone.

The Italian, who also managed Juventus, Roma, and Inter Milan, will also give a talk to the assembled coaches.

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