2018 World Cup winning Manager Didier Deschamps took the FIFA Best Coach award home for guiding Les Blues to World Cup glory in Russia. Deschamps became only the third player and manager to Win Football’s most prestigious competition both as a Player and a Manager, Joining Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer who achieved the feat with Brazil and West Germany respectively.
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Deschamps Coached the French side to their 3rd World Cup and his second (As player and Coach). The Former Juventus, Marseille, and Chelsea Midfielder has now had a pretty successful career as a Player as well as a Manager and has now added another feather to his cap. Deschamps received the award from Fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger and was visibly delighted when Wenger called out “Didier Deschamps” from the Envelope.
Deschamps credited his fellow Nominees “I would like to thank Zinedine Zidane and Zlatko Dalic. They are both winners,” He Further went on to thank his players “We are nothing without our players. I would like to thank the whole team. They worked hard to get me here tonight.” France Won the World Cup in Russia back in July after they emerged victorious against an inspired Croatian Team with 4-2 Scoreline.
Deschamps faced some tough competition from his fellow nominees with Compatriot Zinedine Zidane winning his third consecutive UEFA Champions League Title with Now-Former team Real Madrid. Zlatko Dalic guided underdogs Croatia through to the World Cup Final, Step by Step taking a team that wasn’t even regarded as contenders to a World Cup Final. But in the end, it was almost expected that the Frenchman would take the award home, Considering Germany World Cup winning Coach Joachim Low took the trophy home in 2014 after Die Mannschaft won the World Cup. Didier Deschamps definitely deserves all the accolades coming his way and the Frenchman should enjoy this moment.