Former IFFHS World Playmaker (2006) Zinedine Zidane left one time more all his opponents behind to annex for the second consecutive year the IFFHS Award of The World’s Best Club Coach in 2018.

Like last year, Zidane concluded his season with a Champions League success resulting in 296 points from 90 football experts around the World, leaving a huge gap to runner-up Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool FC – 109 points) and third placed Josep Guardiola (Manchester City FC – 105 points).

Zidane became the first footballer to win dual crowns of Playmaker and Coach last year. In 2018, he became the first coach to win three times the European Cup in his first three seasons and Real Madrid the first team ever to win the UEFA Champions League three times in a row.

With 9 titles in 879 days at the head of Real Madrid, he became a Legend in the World’s Football also as a coach ! Because he is since a long time a Legend as Player ! Respect Monsieur Zidane .

Jürgen Klopp and Josep Guardiola took place on the podium with excellent performances with their english teams .4 of the last Awards winners (Zidane, Guardiola, Simeone, Heynckes) took place in the World’s Top 7 !



Zinedine Zidane with the Award as player in 2006.



Ranking Name Nationality Club Points
1 Zinedine ZIDANE France Real Madrid CF 296
2 Jürgen KLOPP Germany Liverpool FC 109
3 Josep GUARDIOLA Spain Manchester City FC 105
4 Diego SIMEONE Argentina Club Atlético de Madrid 48
5 Massimiliano ALLEGRI Italy Juventus FC 33
6 Ernesto VALVERDE Spain FC Barcelona 20
7 Josef HEYNCKES Germany FC Bayern München 11
8 Mouine CHAABANI Tunisia ES Tunis 5
  Eusebio DI FRANCESCO Italy AS Roma 5
  Marcelo GALLARDO Argentina CA River Plate 5
  Mauricio POCHETTINO Argentina Tottenham Hotspur FC 5
12 Antonio CONTE Italy Chelsea FC 3
  Luiz Felipe SCOLARI Brazil SE Palmeiras 3
14 José Saturnino CARDOZO Paraguay CD Guadalajara 1
  Ivan LEKO Croatia Club Bruges KV 1
  José MOURINHO Portugal Manchester United FC 1
  QUIQUE Sanchez Flores Spain RCD Espanyol Barcelona 1


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