At the gala held in Paris, France, Lionel Scaloni the DT of the Argentine National Team prevailed in the final vote over two legends such as Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola, and He won the FIFA Best Coach award for the first time in his career at The Best Awards.
“I want to thank everyone, especially the footballers who voted. I want to congratulate the 26 players who led us to glory, the president of the AFA who gave me the opportunity, Aimar, Ayala, Samuel, Tocalli, Martín, and all the coaching staff, who are my friends. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing your people, your country happy, seeing them enjoying is priceless“, began by saying the DT at the time of receiving the award.
“The players have played for them and we are eternally grateful. Lastly, to my wife and children who are here, to my mother, my father and my family in Pujato, thanks to them I am what I am. And to our entire country.” , closed.
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Lionel Scaloni was chosen as the DT of the year at the awards #The best. pic.twitter.com/3uVBwHf4zz
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At the age of 44 and in his first experience as technical director, the man from Santa Fe won the sixth final in the history of the national team and cut a 36-year streak without winning the most important trophy: the World Cup.
During the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Scaloni knew how to overcome all the adversities that came his way: He left behind injuries to key players and knew how to plan each game lucidly, changing schemes and interpreters. The final was a tactical beating until minute 80, when he had to make two changes in the first half.
This was what made him prevail over two legends of the caliber of Pep Guardiolawho won the Premier League with Manchester City, and Carlos Ancelottiwho lifted the Champions League with Real Madrid.