Internazionale Milano’s Cristian Chivu was handed on Monday the Romanian football player of the year award at the 14th edition of the Romanian Football Gala that took place within Bucharest’s Crystal Palace Ballroom. This year Cristian Chivu won the Italian championship and Cup, as well as the Champions League. Kuban Krasnodar’s Dan Petrescu was handed the Romanian head coach of the year award. This year Petrescu managed to qualify his team for Russia’s top football league. “Honestly I did not expect this award. I’ve been away from the country and I’ve been coaching in a secondary league,” Dan Petrescu stated after receiving the award, Agerpres informs.