FIFA The Best coach award 2019: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp beats Pep Guardiola to win the award for the best manager by FIFA.
For the first time in a long time, European football was dominated by English teams last season. All the finalists in the Champions League and the Europa league were from the Premier League.
The success of these English clubs has resulted in 3 Premier League managers being named the finalist for FIFA the best coach award 2019.
This is the first time that the 3 managers from the same football association have made it to the finals. This is testament to their abilities as coaches to lead their side to the pinnacle of European football and establish English supremacy last season.
Best in Europe, Best in the World!
Despite being unable to win any trophy with Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino has created a world class side at North London, capable of taking down any side in the world. Under him, Tottenham raced to 4th place in the Premier League and a semi-final finish in the league cup. He complimented his domestic success with a first Champions League final last season.
On the other end of the spectrum was Pep Guardiola who led Manchester City to a domestic treble last season. The first manager to achieve this feat in English football. He also won the Community shield just for good measure. If not for a VAR overturn, City could have very possibly faced Liverpool in the final of the champions league. Instead they had to settle for a quarter-final finish.
However, despite a trophy laden season, Pep failed to latch his hands onto this trophy. Instead, it has gone to Jurgen Klopp who has off late become a thorn in the Spaniard’s side. Klopp led Liverpool to a phenomenal season in the Premier League where they amassed 97 points and fell short of Man City by a solitary point.
His side’s dominance was such that the Reds only lost once in the entire league. Unfortunately, the loss came to City at the Eithad and would prove to be the difference between the two sides. However, Klopp’s side managed to go all the way in the Champions League and won the coveted title by beating Tottenham in the finals.
Their efficiency, consistency and dominance in Europe and England has given Jurgen Klopp his first FIFA best coach award and very deservedly so.
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