The German tactican delivered trophy after trophy to the Bavarians, but his compatriot skipped the largest individual prize.
Hansi Flick acknowledged that after Bayern Munich’s stunning streak of trophy success, he was a little disappointed” to miss out on the Best FIFA Men’s Coach title.
On Thursday, after leading the Reds to the first English league title in 30 years, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp beat out Flick to take the trophy.
When Niko Kovac left a flagging Bayern, Flick, who took over the last term in the mid-season, led the German giants to a treble consisting of titles in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and Champions League.
The successes of Bayern were expressed in Robert Lewandowski of Bayern winning the top player award and Manuel Neuer being named the world’s best goalkeeper.
Flick would’ve been proud to join them as a winner, but said: “We always take this like sportsmen. ‘Kloppo’ for sure earned this title as well with his staff. The same as my staff would have deserved it.”
Klopp said that he was shocked to pip his fellow German to the prize, but grateful to secure another award, while Lewandowski said that Flick was considered by Bayern’s players as the nominees’ choice.