article Milan fans are now celebrating their new club after they won the Champions League last season and their new manager Roberto Mancini has been crowned Italy’s best manager.
The Rossoneri have won all six of their Serie A games since Mancinis arrival, their run-in at the top of Serie A has been a success, and they have secured a spot in the final of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2004.
He is now set to be crowned the country’s best coach, as the Serie A title holders face the Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions league.
“It’s an honor to represent Milan and we want to show the people what our team means,” he said on his official Twitter account.
Mancini, who was a coach at the age of 37, took over in 2014 and has led the Rossonerio to the Europa League and Champions League semi-finals.
After winning the title in his first season, Mancinos team-mates Diego Forlan and Andrea Barzagli were named the top scorer with 12 goals each.
But they were also the first team to win their group stage and were eliminated from the last 32 by Real Madrid, with Forlan scoring his only goal.
Now, the two will be competing against each other for the title.
A victory over Juventus in Milan’s final game of the season would ensure Milan’s qualification for next year’s World Cup, while a defeat by Barcelona could leave them without a Champions League place.
Andrea Barzaglia has been named the best player in Italy Matic’s team-mate Andrea Baragli will be looking to help his side to their second straight league title, and it was the Italian who got the nod over Barzagl after he scored the only goal in Milan ‘s 2-0 win over Juventus on Sunday.
Barzagli has scored 12 goals in 26 league games for the Rossones, and his 10 assists have earned him the nickname “Barzaglia”, a reference to the Italian’s penchant for diving for goals.
With Milan still in the hunt for the Champions and a spot at the last eight of the Europa Leagues, Mascagni will have a tough task ahead of him to get them there.
In the Europa league, Barzagoli will have to defend his position as Italy’s leading scorer, while the Italian also has to look to avoid the penalty shoot-out against Bayern Munich.
However, he has a tough choice to make as he has won just one of the seven league games in which he has played, scoring just once.
Italy’s next four games are against Barcelona, Napoli, Juventus and Fiorentina.
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