The German Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, has been awarded for the second consecutive year with the FIFA The Best award for the best coach of 2020.
The charismatic coach born in Stuttgart 53 years ago could not re-green his laurels in the UEFA Champions League with the ‘red’ team when he fell in the round of 16 against Atlético de Madrid, but he managed to end the club with a thirty-year drought in the Premier and rise up with the title.
Klopp has surpassed in the election to his compatriot Hans-Dieter Flick, the coach who caused the reaction and the roller of Bayern Munich, and the Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, who achieved promotion with Leeds to the Premier.
The German commented that everything they had won since his arrival at Liverpool is “a great satisfaction”, and that guiding the ‘reds’ to the Premier title was something special in a complicated and “very intense” year, and had a memory for the late former English team coach Gerard Houllier.
SARINA WIEGMAN, THE BEST COACH
The Dutch Sarina Wiegman, her country’s national coach, has been awarded the FIFA The Best award for the best women’s soccer coach of 2020.
Wiegman, who already won this award in 2017, was second in 2018, after the French Reynald Pedros, and third in 2019 after the American Jill Ellis and the English Phil Neville. In the election he preceded the French Jean-Luc Vasseur (Olympique Lyon) and the English Emma Hayes.
Former player born in The Hague 51 years ago, she became the first player to play 100 international matches and has been the Dutch national coach since December 2016, and since then, among other successes, the victory at Euro 2017 stands out. will be in charge of the English national team.
For Wiegman, the secret to this success has been “sustainability”, as well as progress and constant work.