Luis Enrique wins 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year
Thursday, January 14, 2016
In his first year as manager of FC Barcelona, Enrique won five trophies, including the 2015 . The other finalists were , a former Barcelona coach and current manager of the German giants Bayern Munich, and Argentine , the coach of Chile's national football team.
|The staff, the president, the board, the fans and our players. This is an incredible dream team that has pushed us forward.|
—Robert Fernandez (On Luis Enrique's behalf)
Guardiola led Bayern to the Copa América, defeating Argentina 4–1 on penalties. Enrique won La Liga, the , the — just the second time the club has won that treble — the and the FIFA Club World Cup. Barcelona also defeated their arch-rivals Real Madrid 4–0 in November.title and under Sampoli, Chile won their first ever-
Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez attended the ceremony and collected the award on behalf of Enrique, who did not attend the function. Fernandez said "It must have been a very difficult choice because the other candidates [are of] very, very high quality,". He also added that Enrique wanted to share the award with all those people who "who have supported him in difficult times and good times. The staff, the president, the board, the fans and our players. This is an incredible dream team that has pushed us forward."
Earlier in the ceremony, United States's women's football team to win the World Cup, was announced as the FIFA Football Women's Coach of the year., who coached the
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