Milan coach Pioli to receive Gentleman Simoni award

Milan coach Stefano Pioli has won the Gigi Simoni Gentleman award for representing fair play and the positive values of football.

The tactician had never won a piece of silverware in his management career until securing the Serie A title with Milan in 2021-22.

He got the Scudetto symbol tattoo on his arm to mark the occasion.

What followed was a series of other awards for Pioli’s man-management skills and general approach to the sport.

The latest is the Gentleman Allenatore Gigi Simoni award for 2021-22, which was voted for by Serie B coaches.

It was named after former Inter, Napoli and Torino boss Simoni, who died in May 2020.

“Stefano Pioli brings together the characteristics of capability and fair play,” explained Lega Serie B President Mauro Balata.

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