Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi won the Panini Best Serie A Coach Award, beating Thiago Motta for the honor.

The iconic football sticker company inaugurated the winner in association with the Italian Football Coaching Association (AIAC).

According to Panini’s Instagram account, Inzaghi won the maiden edition of the award by earning 55% of the votes.

The Nerazzurri boss emerged as the favorite candidate after guiding his team to the Scudetto title. Inter won the league by a landslide with five matches to spare.

They mathematically secured the title by beating AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina a couple of weeks ago.

Therefore, the 48-year-old was widely praised for the way his team operated this season. The Beneamata also produced great displays and boast a magnificent goal difference. They only lost two matches thus far, both stunningly coming against the struggling Sassuolo.

Therefore, Inzaghi’s colleagues handed him the award in a majority vote.

Inter Milan Coach Simone Inzaghi Beats Thiago Motta For Best Serie A Coach Award

The Inter manager’s main rival was Thiago Motta who has been equally impressive this term. The Italo-Brazilian is in charge of Bologna who are now on the cusp of securing a historic Champions League qualification.

The Emilians currently sit 4th in the Serie A table, and their style of play is one of the most compelling in Europe.

Nevertheless, the 41-year-old’s exploits weren’t enough to pip Inzaghi for the first place.

As the organizers revealed, Inzaghi will receive the award in a ceremony held in Rimini between the 6th and 8th of June.