Former World Play-maker Zinedine Zidane showed little mercy to his opponents on the field and similarly left everyone behind to annex the 2017 IFFHS Award as The World’s Best Club Coach.
Zidane had a fantastic season resulting in a record 326 points from 91 football experts around the World, leaving a huge gap to runner-up Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus 70 points) and third placed Antonio Conte (Chelsea 66 points).
He also became the first footballer to win dual crowns of Playmaker and Coach.
Last year he was preceded by Diego Simeone with five little points. This year he has dominated all competitions with his handling of Real Madrid, winning La Liga, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Spanish Super Copa. 7 titles in two years.
Zidane is already the third most successful Real Madrid manager with Vicente Del Bosque.
The victory in Champions League meant that Real Madrid became the first team ever to win this competition twice in a row and that Zidane became the second manager to win the European Cup in his first two seasons in management along with fellow Real manager José Villalonga.
After the FIFA Award, the IFFHS Award constitute the consecration of the coach Zinedine Zidane!
How they voted
1 – Zinedine ZIDANE (Real Madrid CF) 326 points
2 – Massimiliano ALLEGRI (FC Juventus) 70 points
3 – Antonio CONTE (Chelsea FC) 66 points
4 – Josep GUARDIOLA (Manchester City FC) 47 points
5 – Leonardo JARDIM (AS Monaco) 46 points
6 – Diego SIMEONE (Club Atlético de Madrid) 33 points
7 – Jose MOURINHO (Manchester United FC) 32 points
8 – Mauricio POCHETTINO (Tottenham Hotspur FC) 26 points
9 – Peter BOSZ (Ajax Amsterdam/Borussia Dortmund) 18 points
10- Unai EMERY (Paris SG) 13 points
10- Marcello GALLARDO (CA River Plate) 13 points
12- Ralph HASENHÜTL (RB Leipzig) 6 points
13- Jürgen KLOPP (FC Liverpool) 3 points
14- Carlo ANCELOTTI (FC Bayern München/-) 2 points
15- Sergio CONCEICAO (FC Nantes/ FC Porto) 1 point