Football: Didier Deschamps wins Fifa best coach of the year

Didier Deschamps after winning the Best Men's Coach award on Sept 24, 2018.
Didier Deschamps after winning the Best Men's Coach award on Sept 24, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps won Fifa's best coach of the year prize on Monday (Sept 24) in recognition for his work in leading Les Bleus to success in Russia.

Deschamps beat off competition from Zlatko Dalic, who led Croatia to the World Cup final before losing 4-2 to France, and his former French team-mate Zinedine Zidane, who won a third consecutive Champions League title with Real Madrid before resigning in June.