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Ranieri named FIFA coach of the year

AAP logoAAP 9/01/2017

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has been named men's coach of 2016 at The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich for leading his team to a shock Premier League title.

The Italian guided underdogs Leicester to a surprise championship last May and despite domestic struggles this season, they are now in the knock-out stage of the Champions League.

Real Madrid's Champions League winning coach Zinedine Zidane and Fernando Santos, who led Portugal to the Euro 2016 crown, missed out from the final shortlist.

The award was decided in a poll which took votes from international captains and coaches, an online ballot of fans and votes from journalists.

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