Picture : Arsène Wenger has never won an annual IFFHS Award, but the Award of the First Decade for his regularity !
IFFHS AWARDS - ARSENE WENGER IS THE WORLD'S BEST COACH OF THE FIRST DECADE (2001-2010)
The roles of a national coach and a club coach are very different and their interests often contrary. For this reason the IFFHS has carried out separate annual world votings from the start. The experience of about a decade has shown that this is the most appropriate approach. However,it is not unusual for the best club coaches to become national coaches. And not rare a coach takes over after his job as national coach again the function of a club coach. So it is logically, for the purposes of a world ranking it is sensible to unite the two categories of coaches; this also allows for an examination over a longer period [the equivalent of coach in Great Britain is the manager].
Establishing The World‘s best Coach of the 1st Decade of the 21st Century was done on the basis of the annual world vote (by IFFHS), by taking each year’s vote as representing 10 % of the value for the decade. Each year jurors from different many countries have taken part in the vote and, in addition, the jurors in the early years voted for the top three places (3 points to 1 point), and later for the top four places (4 points to 1 point). So it would not be possible to
simply add the points awarded in the annual votes.
Alex Ferguson, second of the First Decade
The IFFHS has devised an equitable method for establishing the The World‘s best Coach of the 1st Decade of the 21st Century. From the annual world rankings of the coaches (a result of the world votings) the IFFHS will take into consideration the “Top 20” for each year and allocate points to each place. So the first-placed receives 20 points, the second-placed 19 points, the third-placed 18 points ... and a point for twentieth place. If the annual world ranking comprises more than 20 coaches, then the coaches from 21st place onwards receive no points. If the annual world ranking comprises fewer than 20 coaches (based on the fixed rules), no points will be awarded for the unoccupied places. Adding the points from the individual years of both categories provides a world ranking for the period 2001-2010. The first-placed goalkeeper in this final world ranking is The World‘s best Coach of the 1st Decade of the 21st Century. It is important to take into consideration for each year the “Top 20” of The World‘s best National Coach and the “Top 20” of The World‘s best Club Coach. Each of the annual votes produces 5% of the points for the decade.