Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, has been voted the world’s best manager, beating Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool and Pep Guardiola of Manchester City to win the title.
48-year-old Zidane was voted by French newspaper L’Equipe, and the recognition comes following his outstanding as manager for the Spanish club side.
Zidane has won a La Liga title, three Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, two Club World Cups, and a Spanish Super Cup during his first spell at Real Madrid before his unexpected exit in 2018.
He was reappointed within the space of 10 months and has clinched another La Liga title and another Super Cup this season to continue his distinguished record at Real Madrid.
Writing about Zidane, L’Equipe wrote:
He is a coach who has experienced only one club and quite rarely defeat. A coach who did what none of his predecessors did, win three Champions Leagues in a row (2016, 2017, 2018), who was able to return to the footsteps of his own glory and question everything to become a new Spanish champion with Real Madrid last month.”
Speaking further, they said:
Guardiola has something else, his dogma, his permanent research, the virtuosity of his collective game, dizzying constructions, his consistency (198 points in two seasons from 2017 to 2019), but he does not have everything, and chooses his central defenders as his attackers or midfielders.”
They also added Klopp has “charisma” and described him as the “fashionable man” and “favorite of many.”
Zidane has a chance of winning a fourth Champions League as coach later this month but faces an uphill task as he goes head-to-head with two-time winner Guardiola when Manchester City and Madrid meet in the second leg of their last-16 clash on Friday, with City 2-1 up from the first game in Spain.
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