Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick won the UEFA Men’s Coach of the year award for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League. The former German player and current Bayern Coach was presented with the award in the award function conducted by UEFA yesterday at Geneva, Switzerland.
Hansi Flick changed the fortunes of Bayern Munich when he took charge in the middle of the season. The 55 – year old won everything that there was to win. He led Bayern Munich to treble win as they won the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, German Cup and also the super cup.
55 journalists who represented each of the UEFA’s member associations along with managers of clubs who were a part of the relevant group stage of UCL and UEL casted their votes. The nominees ranked in the following order after the voting process:
- Hansi Flick (Bayern Munich) – 476 points
- Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool) – 212 points
- Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig) – 76 points
Hansi Flick’s 2019/20 season
When Hansi Flick took interim charge of Bayern Munich in November they were fourth in the German league. The German giants seemed to have a season to forget in front of them. But Hansi Flick changed the fortune for Neuer and his men. Flick helped Bayern to a 20-match winning run. He also completed a historic treble as he led Bayern to UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup glory.
The Best coach of the year award was given for the first time this year. Hansi Flick, Jürgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann were the top 3 nominees for the inaugural award. As everyone predicted, Flick easily defeated Klopp and Nagelsmann to win the Best Coach of the Year Award.