As in 2018-2019, Atalanta Bergamo coach Gian Piero Gasperini was named best Serie A coach of the 2019-2020 season by his peers.
He is sometimes – often – reminded of his pristine record as a technician, but Gian Piero Gasperini is starting to have a small collection of individual trophies. Already elected best Serie A coach in 2018-2019, the Atalanta coach has just achieved a double, since he was also named by his peers as the best coach of the 2019-2020 season.
The Gasp received the Panchina d’oro – literally the “gold bench” – this Tuesday at Zingonia, Atalanta’s training center. “This trophy, I dedicate it to all of Bergamo, to the staff and to the players, it’s a team victory, reacted the 63-year-old technician. Compared to the one won last year, it’s different, because each season has its peculiarities and this award gives continuity to the first. Obtaining it was even more difficult this time, which makes this Panchina d’oro even more beautiful. “
Inzaghi best Serie B coach
And to come back to this very special 2019-2020 season, given the pandemic that has wreaked havoc in Bergamo: “We played by thinking a lot about the pain that struck this city, of the people who supported Atalanta and who left us: it was a great inspiration for the team, to always give the best of ourselves. “
Third in Serie A in 2019-2020, behind Juventus and Inter, Atalanta finished by far the best attack in the championship. The Lombard club also climbed to the quarter-final of the Champions League (2-1 defeat against PSG) for its very first participation in the competition.
It should be noted that the former fox of surfaces Filippo Inzaghi received the Panchina d’Argento – which rewards the best Serie B coach – for allowing Benevento to regain the elite by winning the D2 with 18 points ahead.