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THE WORLD’S BEST NATIONAL COACH 2016 : Fernando Santos

Fernando Santos : the consecration

UEFA Euro 2016 champion coach of Portugal, Fernado Santos had a convincing win as the IFFHS World’s Best National Coach 2016.
Despite tough opposition from experienced coaches, football experts from more 56 countries world wide had no hesitation in awarding Santos a massive 199 points well ahead of Swedish runner-up Lars Lagerbeck on 71 and German’s Joachim Löw taking third place on 62 points, just one point more than Chris Colemen, the other surprise from Wales.

The Portugese Fernando Santos, 62 years old, has been coach of the National Team of Portugal since 2014, after 4 years as headcoach from the National Team of Greece. He began his coach career on 1987 , was at the head of great clubs like Porto, AEK Athenes, Panathinaikos, Sporting Portugal, Benfica, PAOK Saloniki before the experience as National coach of Greece (2010-2014) and Portugal (since 2014). He became a hero in Portugal with the UEFA Euro 2016 win against France in the final.

Lars Lagerbeck coached a fantastic Iceland team to be second in the ranking , Joachim Löw (winner 2014) was third and Chris Coleman took an excellent 4 th place with Wales.

Ranking 2016

1 – Fernando Santos (Portugal)                                199 points
2 – Lars Lagerbeck (Sweden / coach Iceland)          71 points
3 – Joachim Löw (Germany)                                       62 points
4 – Chris Coleman (Wales)                                          61 points
5 – Didier Deshamps (France)                                    52 points
6 – Antonio Conte (Italy)                                              17 points
7 – Ante Cacic (Croatia)                                                  8 points
8 – Marc Wilmots (Belgium)                                          3 points
8 – Tite (Brasil)                                                                 3 points
10- Bernd Storck (Hungary)                                          1 point
10- Ange Postecoglu (Australia)                                   1 point
10- Adam Nawalka (Poland)                                         1 point

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  1. I would take this seriously if they had taken time to spell all the player’s names correctly. But can someone logically explain to me how a player (Harris) that was an alternate for the Rio roster has more points than the goalkeeper (Labbe) that won a Bronze medal in Rio?

  2. I agree that the players should be ranked by position….. How in the world can Rapinoe be ranked at all based on her injury and very little playing time in 2016 …….. GK ….. Not convinced Bouhaddi is the best GK. Plays for the great OL squad which arguably could compete for the WC of nations …. Watched her with France and frankly she does not inspire the same confidence that Angerer or Solo did in the past for their teams ……..

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