Thu 25 August 2022 | 17:41

Carlo Ancelotti wins UEFA Men's Coach of the Year award

Carlo Ancelotti was named the Coach of the Year at the UEFA Awards in Istanbul on Thursday evening.

Carlo Ancelotti, Josep Guardiola, and Jürgen Klopp were the top three nominees for the 2021/22 UEFA Men's Coach of the Year award.

The 63-year-old Ancelotti who guided

Real Madrid

to a 14th UEFA Champions League title won the  UEFA Men's Coach of the Year award on Thursday during the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Istanbul.

The Italian returned to Real Madrid last summer and won the La Liga before becoming the first coach to win the Champions League for the fourth time.

Ancelotti said:

"The passion I have for the sport and the quality of the players.

"Last season there was a fantastic connection between the veterans and young ones, there was fantastic chemistry with the supporters that helped us reach an unbelievable achievement."

Sarina Wiegman was also named UEFA Women's Coach of the Year for 2021/22. Wiegman led England to victory at UEFA Women's EURO 2022.

Karim Benzema

won his fifth trophy as a player and picked up the Men's Player of the Year award. Real Madrid will defend their title in Group F, against RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Celtic.

source: SportMob

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