De Zerbi wins Best European Coach at Golden Boy Awards

Italian coach recognised at awards in Turin on Monday.

By BHAFC • 05 December 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Roberto De Zerbi has won 28 of his 59 matches in charge of Albion.

Roberto De Zerbi has joined Tony Bloom in being recognised at Tuttosport’s Golden Boy Awards this year, with the Italian winning the Best European Coach award.

Albion chairman Bloom won the Best President award last week, with De Zerbi being named as Best European Coach at last night’s ceremony. The 2022 prize went to Roma’s Jose Mourinho.

In his video acceptance speech, Roberto said, “I thank the Golden Boy jury for awarding this very prestigious prize. I'm really proud to receive it. For me it is a double satisfaction given that the Golden Boy was born in Italy and has become an international excellence.”

While Roberto was unable to make it to Turin, there were plenty of stars on the red carpet.

England and Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham was there to pick up the main award of the night – The Golden Boy – with Evan Ferguson one of the 25 nominees shortlisted for the award, which recognises the best young player in Europe.

Former Spain and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas won the Career Achievement award, while Arsenal’s sporting director Edu won Best European Director.