Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has won The Best FIFA Men’s Coach Award 2020, defeating Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds and Bayern’s Hans-Dieter Flick to win the award.
Bielsa led Leeds United back to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years, while Flick won the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, German Cup, German Super Cup and UEFA Super Cup, having taken charge less than a year before.
“As someone who is becoming accustomed to making history, Klopp shouldn’t be surprised at becoming the first man to win The Best FIFA Men’s Coach Award in successive years,” FIFA said on its website.
Having picked up the prize in 2019 after leading Liverpool to the European title, he retains the crown thanks to a remarkable, record-breaking domestic campaign.
The Reds won the English Premier League with a club-record 99 points – the second-most in the competition’s history – and did so playing a bold and exciting brand of football. More importantly, they ended the club’s 30-year wait for a top-flight title, offering yet more evidence – were any still needed – of their German coach’s managerial talents.