Cristiano Giuntoli Best Sporting Director Sponsored by Emirates
He may have earned recognition by steering the remarkable journey of Carpi, the Cinderella story of Italian football, from the depths of Serie D to the heights of Serie A, achieving four promotions. However, Giuntoli’s accomplishments in the realm of Diego Armando Maradona have been even more impressive. Against all odds, he secured the third Scudetto in Napoli’s history with a squad stripped of its star players, including the likes of Insigne, Martens and Koulibaly. This triumph was the product of tireless work, astute talent scouting, and a fruitful collaboration with a seasoned coach, Luciano Spalletti, who now helms the Italian National team. Giuntoli has since moved on to Juventus, his work at Napoli having left a lasting impression, not least in the Champions League, winning over fans and foes alike.