Former Milan tactician Leonardo has won the Torrazzo award for the best new Coach in Serie A or B.
The Brazilian resigned after just one season, but achieving third place was enough to earn him the Premio Torrazzo.
It was handed over by the Coaches’ Association, so voted for by his peers.
Last year’s winner was Cagliari boss Massimiliano Allegri, who is set to replace Leonardo at Milan.
The first to take the trophy in 2001 was Giovanni Vavassori, while soon-to-be Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli won for his work with Parma in 2003.