The annual award for the best Serie A coach of the year, voted for by Conte’s peers, was handed to the Bianconeri manager in Coverciano this afternoon.

“It’s a wonderful recognition because it comes from my peers,” said Conte at the end of the awards ceremony. “It’s the second in a short space of time after the AIC award which was voted for by the players – and I’m very happy. It’s a point of pride and satisfaction and pushes you to improve.”