Klopp “Shocked” After FIFA Men’s Coach of The Year Award

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Klopp "Shocked" After FIFA Men's Coach of They Year Award
Klopp "Shocked" After FIFA Men's Coach of They Year Award
Klopp “Shocked” After FIFA Men’s Coach of They Year Award

Manager of Liverpool Football Cub, Jurgen Klopp, has been voted the men’s coach of the year at the  FIFA Best Football Awards held today, Thursday.

The German tactician, 53, became the first manager to win the FIFA honours twice.

Klopp edged out Bayern Munich’s treble-winning coach, Hans-Dieter Flick and Leeds United boss, Marcelo Bielsa, to the coveted award held in Zurich, Switzerland.

While accepting the award, Klopp attributed his success to his entire coaching crew.

“I have so many people to thank and most of all, my coaches,” Klopp said.

“If I had known we had won it, my coaches would be here with me. What we did in the last few year is all about these boys,” he went on.

Klopp expressed surprise at pipping Bayern Munich gaffer, Hansi Flick to the award, insinuating he didn’t deserve the award.

“I’m not but I won the award, so that’s good enough,” he joked.

“I am [shocked],” he insisted.

“I was just sitting here because last year I won it, so then I show everybody the respect when I’m nominated and show up wherever it is,” Klopp stated.

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When quizzed about his English Premier League triumph last time out, Klopp deflected attention and praise to his players.

“I have to thank these boys, What we did in the last few years was really special,” Klopp said.

“I had no idea how it would feel and it felt absolutely overwhelming.

“We didn’t dream 30 years but we dream already for a few years.

“It was absolutely exceptional and we all had a special in an unfortunate not so positive way, but for Liverpool fans, at least we could make some highlights in a tricky period,” Klopp said.

The German is back to his title winning ways already this season as his side top the English Premier League log after 13 games into the current season.


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