Zebre's Irish coach Michael Bradley has been named as the Pro14 Coach of the Season for 2020/21.

Former Ireland international Bradley picked up the award, voted on by coaches within the Pro14, in recognition of his improvements to Zebre.

Although not challenging for top honours in the championship, Bradley helped to steer Zebre to four wins in very challenging circumstances.

In a shortened season, Zebre won 25% of their Pro14 fixtures. Bradley often had to call upon Italian permit players and younger academy talent due to Zebre's double-figure contribution to Italy’s senior squad throughout the Autumn and Six Nations periods.

Reacting to the award, Bradley said: "Obviously, I'm delighted to receive this award. I do so on behalf of all the technical team in Zebre Rugby Club, in particular my two fellow-coaches Andrea Moretti and Fabio Roselli.

"We see this award as recognition for the work that has been done in challenging the skill and composure level of our players as we strive to play an attractive and exiting brand of rugby.

"This award gives a great encouragement to everybody in Zebre Rugby Club to keep working hard to achieve our goals. The opportunity to continue to work in Zebre Rugby Club has been given to me by Andrea Dalledonne, our CEO, who has a great belief in our technical direction."