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The Best 2021: Tuchel won the best coach award at the FIFA gala

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Lima, January 17, 2022Updated on 01/17/2022 02:08 pm

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has been recognized as the best coach of 2021 at the FIFA The Best Awards gala in Zurich (Switzerland). The 48-year-old coach has been chosen ahead of the Spanish Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and the Italian Roberto Mancini (Italy national team), the other two finalist nominees.

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The German coach, who signed for Chelsea at the end of January 2021, had a tremendous impact on the London team, lifting them off the canvas and leading them to win the top continental tournament after beating Atlético de Madrid in the round of 16, in Porto in the quarterfinals, Real Madrid in the semifinals and City in the final.

In addition, they won the European Super Cup after beating Villarreal on penalties.

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He was the first coach to be in the Champions League final two years in a row at the head of two different teams. In 2020 he lost to Paris Saint Germain.

Tuchel succeeds his compatriot Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), winner of the two previous editions and whom he relieved on the Borussia Dortmund bench in April 2015.

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“It’s a pretty normal day so far. You said my name and it was a bit surreal, I’m impressed. I find it strange to have won the award. I am enjoying the moment. We’ve lost some steam in the league, but in other competitions we’re in good shape. It’s exciting to be here. I also congratulate the Chelsea coach”said the winner.

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