According to the Tottenham head coach, the award belonged to Hans Flick. The Portuguese spoke ironically on the subject.
Jose Mourinho, the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, made an ironic comment about the FIFA “Coach of the Year” award. According to the Portuguese specialist, the award should have been given to Hans-Dieter Flick, the head coach of Bayern Munich.
Recall that FIFA named Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as the best coach of the year, who was also competing with Hans Flick and Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds). The German specialist became the winner of the award for the second time in a row.
“I think the only chance for Hans to win will be if Bayern look for two or three more new tournaments for him. Consequently, if he wins seven titles in one season, he will also win the Coach of the Year award.
Poor Flick has only won the Champions League, Bundesliga, German Cup, European Super Cup and German Super Cup – a total of five titles, including the most important. So I think the only chance for him would be to find a few more titles. “We will see later if he will be able to become the coach of the year,” Jose was quoted as saying by British media.
Liverpool, coached by 53-year-old Jürgen Klopp last season, won the English Championship after a 30-year hiatus. As for the 55-year-old German specialist, Flick’s Bayern, among others, won the main club tournament in Europe – the Champions League, where they defeated Paris Saint-Germain in the final (1: 0).