The French manager won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France in Russia, and now he has beaten Zlatko Dalic and Zinedine Zidane to be the best coach in the world
Didier Deschamps has been coaching France since 2012, and before this year he led the national team to the UEFA European Championship final in 2016.
But everything changed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where he and his footballers literally took the world by storm and won football’s most precious trophy.
Now, months after his most valuable win, he has been selected as The Best FIFA Men’s Coach.
Deschamps beat Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.
He beat eleven managers originally shortlisted. Deschamps has had a fantastic managerial career, coaching Monaco and Marseille in the French Ligue 1, while managing Juventus in the Italian Lega Serie A.
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach Award:
2016: Claudio Ranieri – Leicester City
2017: Zinedine Zidane – Real Madrid
2018: Didier Deschamps – France
— #TheBest (@FIFAcom) September 24, 2018