Roberto De Zerbi told an Italian audience he was proud to pick up a prestigious international award.

The Seagulls boss was named Best European Coach in the Golden Boy Awards organised by Tuttosport of Turin.

Tony Bloom was named Best Club President in the same awards.

Via a video message, De Zerbi told the gala awards night: “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."