Sport news Diego Simeone named Coach of the Decade ahead of rivals Zinedine Zidane, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho despite winning just ONE league title Metinews.com
MetiNews.Com - Simeone has come out on top of his peers to be named Coach of the Decade by the IFFHS, despite winning fewer European titles than Zidane and not as many leagues as Guardiola.
Breaking News ! Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has seen off competition from the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to be declared Coach of the Decade.The fiery Argentine has this week had the honour bestowed on him by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), after the numbers had been crunched on his last ten years in the Spanish capital.Simeone has come out on top against the likes of Guardiola, Mourinho and his main rival Zinedine Zidane, despite having just one league title to show for his time at Atletico so far. Diego Simeone has emerged on top of his peers to be crowned Manager of the Decade RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Why CAN'T United fans believe?': Gary Neville talks up... Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United's trip to... Luke Shaw should have been sent off for 'dangerous and... Paul Pogba calls on Manchester United to 'focus until the... Share this article Share The 50-year-old has transformed the club into a European powerhouse during his tenure, after transitioning from player to manager and bringing silverware to the previously regarded lesser team in Madrid.In a statement the IFFHS noted: 'Simeone realised a great performance with his club Atletico Madrid in this decade: 1 LaLiga title, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Super Copa Espana, 2 UEFA Europa League titles, 2 UEFA Super Cup titles and 2 times Runner-Up in UEFA Champions League Finals. Zinedine Zidane (left) could only make seventh place while Pep Guardiola (right) sat second THE COACH OF THE DECADE AS DETERMINED BY THE IFFHS Name Country Points Diego SIMEONE Argentina 152 Josep GUARDIOLA Spain 144 Jürgen KLOPP Germany 105 Jose MOURINHO Portugal 91 Maximiliano ALLEGRI Italy 77 Unaï EMERY Spain 70 Zinedine ZIDANE France 59 Carlo ANCELOTTI Italy 57 Mauriccio POCHETTINO Argentina 56 Marcelo GALLARDO Argentina 56 Antonio CONTE Italy 53 Claudio RANIERI Italy 36 Alex FERGUSON Scotland 35 Luis ENRIQUE Spain 35 Josef HEYNCKES Germany 34 Ernesto VALVERDE Spain 26 Arsene WENGER France 25 Leonardo JARDIM Portugal 25 Jesse MARSH USA 22 Laurent BLANC France 21 'His regularity and his power made the difference to win the Award of the Decade 2011-2020.'During the last decade Simeone has won fewer European titles than Zinedine and not as many league honour as Guardiola, but has accrued enough points in the ranking system due to his consistency at the Atletico helm.The overall results placed Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp second and third respectively, while Real Madrid's Champions League maestro Zidane could only feature in seventh place; one spot behind Unai Emery.The overall result was determined by every manager's ranking each year between 2011 and 2020, with points assigned based on their yearly finishes. As things currently stand Simeone could finally be set to add to his La Liga title of 2012-14, with Atletico sitting proudly atop LaLiga. Jurgen Klopp has revitalised Liverpool and Jose Mourinho has stacked silverware but both managers were unable to take the top spot based on the points averageAtletico currently have a four-point lead at the top, with 41 points from 16 games played and have only lost once so far this campaign.
.Barcelona, likewise, have also played 18 games and have amassed 34 points, meaning Atletico could soon take a commanding lead should they win their two games in hand.Simeone's men beat Sevilla 2-0 on Wednesday night, and return to action on Thursday January 21st against Eibar. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Why CAN'T United fans believe?': Gary Neville talks up... Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United's trip to... Luke Shaw should have been sent off for 'dangerous and... Paul Pogba calls on Manchester United to 'focus until the...
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