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Didier Deschamps has won the FIFA Best Men’s Coach award after leading France to World Cup glory.
France entered the tournament as one of the favorites, although Deschamps was criticised in the build-up to Russia 2018 for his perceived negative tactics after a sluggish group stage performance.
After edging Belgium out through a Samuel Umtiti goal to book a spot in the tournament finale, France saw off Croatia to become champions.
This summer’s trophy was Deschamps’ second World Cup after previously winning the trophy in 1998.
He inherits the award from 2017 winner Zidane, his former French teammate, who left Real Madrid after guiding them to a third consecutive Champions League title in May.
Zidane had finished second the prior year, as Claudio Ranieri won the award for Leicester City’s shocking Premier League title run.
The honor is Deschamps’ second ever individual coaching award as the Frenchman was previously recognised as Ligue 1 Coach of the Year in 2004 whilst in charge of Monaco.