FIFA Best: Klopp crowned best coach ahead of Guardiola, Pochettino

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was crowned the men’s coach of the year at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan on Monday night.

Klopp, who led Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League title last season, beat Premier League champion Pep Guardiola to the title and Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino.

Liverpool beat Spurs in the Champions League final in June and came second in the Premier League in 2018-19.

The Reds have also won all six league matches at the start of 2019-20.

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“It is great, nobody expected this 20, 10, five, four years ago that I would be standing here,” said Klopp.

“We know what an incredible job you [Mauricio Pochettino] did and what Pep did. I have to say thank you to my outstanding club Liverpool FC.

“To the owners thank you, they gave me an incredible team. I have to thank my team – as a coach you can only be as good as your team is. I’m really proud of being manager of such an incredible bunch of players.

“This is an individual prize, I don’t 100% understand individual prizes, I’m here for a lot of people.”

In the Women’s category, United States coach Jill Ellis, who led her team to World Cup glory this year, won the title.

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