Atalanta coach wins coach of the year award

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Atalanta head coach Gian Piero Gasperini was on Tuesday named Serie A coach of the year for the second consecutive season.

Gasperini won the Panchina d’Oro (the Golden Bench) following a vote of his coaching colleagues in the Italian Coaches’ Association.

The 63-year-old led Atalanta to a third-place finish in Serie A last season and into the Uefa Champions League quarterfinals on their debut in the European competition.

He took over the coaching reigns at the Bergamo club back in 2016 and under Gasperini, Atalanta has transformed into a competitive side, and they are in the running to qualify for the Champions League for a third consecutive season.

“I dedicate this award to all of Bergamo, to the staff and to the players: to everyone, because it is truly a team victory,” said Gasperini.

“Even in difficulties, we managed to be an even more united team.

“We played thinking a lot about the pain that hit Bergamo and the people who cheered Atalanta and who had left us, it was a strong motivation for the team, to always give our best.”

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By FARPost Reporter 

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