Thursday 26 April 2018

Jupp Heynckes named Coach of the Year while Zlatan scoops award for wonder goal

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 13: Jupp Heynckes of Germany receives the FIFA coach of the year trophy during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013 at the Kongresshalle on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 13: Jupp Heynckes of Germany receives the FIFA coach of the year trophy during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013 at the Kongresshalle on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Sweden's striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic receives the 2013 FIFA Puskas award for best goal during the FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Jupp Heynckes, now retired, was named coach of the year by FIFA on Monday after leading Bayern Munich to an unprecedented treble last season.

The 67-year-old ended a 48-year career in the sport by guiding Bayern to the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League titles.

He won the award ahead of former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and fellow German Juergen Klopp, coach of Borussia Dortmund.

Klopp began as a player with Borussia Moenchengladbach in 1965 and spent his entire career there, apart from a three-season spell at Hanover 96.

As a coach he led Moenchengladbach, Athletic Bilbao, Eintracht Frankfurt, Tenerife, Real Madrid, Benfica and Bayer Leverkusen, as well as three stints with Bayern.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed the Ferenc Puskas Goal award for his stunning 40 yard overhead strike for Sweden against England.

“I am very proud to be here tonight and I congratulate all the other nominees and winners. For the big trophy later, may the best man win.”

 

Reuters

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