The Best: Reynald Pedros rules as women’s coach

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Lyon Women's Manager, Reynald Pedros receives the trophy for The Best FIFA Women's Coach 2018 during the The Best FIFA Football Awards Show at Royal Festival Hall on September 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Lyon Women's Manager, Reynald Pedros receives the trophy for The Best FIFA Women's Coach 2018 during the The Best FIFA Football Awards Show at Royal Festival Hall on September 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

The former Marseille, Parma, Napoli and Lyon footballer is now ruling women’s football thanks to his managerial skills with Lyon Women

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin is a project founded in 2004 by Olympique Lyonnais in the French football league.

Since then, the team has won a record 16 Division 1 championships, 9 Coupe de France, and 5 UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Their most recent win came on May 24th, when Lyon Women beat Germany’s Wolfsburg 4-1 after extra time.

And apart from the footballer’s work, one man has made this possible: Reynald Pedros.

The former Parma, Napoli, Montpellier, Marseille and Lyon player is now ready to coach in his most difficult adventure.

Apart from winning the Women’s Champions League, he also was selected today as The Best FIFA Women’s Coach, beating Asako Takakura from Japan and Sarina Wiegman from the Netherlands.

DOBRICH, BULGARIA - MAY 14: Jule Brand of Germany battles for the ball with Alicia Correia of Portugal during the 2019 UEFA Women's Under-17 EURO semi-final match between Germany and Portugal at Stadion Drujba on May 14, 2019 in Dobrich near Varna, Bulgaria. (Photo by Nikolay Doychinov/Getty Images)

Bareman, proud of what’s happening in women’s football

The FIFA's chief women's football officer believes a lot is being done to get the fans involved in this genre of the sport.

There were originally ten coaches shortlisted, but on September 3rd, the three finalists were announced.

This is the first time a man has won the award since past winners include Silvia Neid from Germany in 2016 and Wiegman from the Netherlands just last year.

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach Award
2016: Silvia Neid – Germany
2017: Sarina Wiegman – Netherlands
2018: Reynald Pedros – Lyon Women

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