Beating Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola to the title, Zinedine Zidane has been crowned as the world’s best manager by the French newspaper L’Equipe.
Before the 48-year-old left the club in 2018, he won a La Liga title, three Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, two Club World Cups, and a Spanish Super Cup in his first spell at Real Madrid.
He continues his remarkable record with Madrid after being re-appointed within just ten months, by winning another La Liga title and another Super Cup this season.
Klopp and Guardiola join Zidane in the top three for their remarkable achievements, but there was no room for Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, described by L’Equipe as having a “fading image and magic.”
They wrote on Zidane: “He’s a coach who’s only experienced one club, and quite hardly ever defeat.”
“A coach who did what none of his predecessors did, won three Champions Leagues in a row (2016, 2017, 2018), who was able to return to the footsteps of his own glory and question everything with Real Madrid last month to become a new Spanish champion.”