UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year
Chelsea FC’s Thomas Tuchel received the UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year 2020/21 award.
The German coach, who joined the English club in the middle of the season and led his team to their second UEFA Champions League title, received a total of 378 points in a special poll featuring coaches and journalists.
Italy’s national team coach, Roberto Mancini, came second with 292 points, while Manchester City FC coach Josep Guardiola was third with 198 points.
The jury was composed of the 24 coaches of the national teams that participated in UEFA EURO 2020, together with the 80 coaches of the clubs that played the group stages of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
Fifty-five journalists, one from each of UEFA’s 55 member associations, selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, were also part of the jury.
In a video-recorded message, 47-year-old Tuchel said:
“Sorry I can’t be there in person due to travel restrictions, but we are very pleased to receive the award. I [am accepting] it on behalf of all my staff.
I am absolutely delighted and very grateful for everybody who’s supported [us]. Hope to see you soon, stay safe and all the best.”