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Wenger is Coach of the Decade!

Wenger is Coach of the Decade!

A decade of annual polling for the position of the World's Best Coach of the 1st Decade of the 21st century carried out by the IFFHS (La Fédération Internationale de l'Histoire du Football et des Statistiques) has ended with Arsene Wenger being crowned as the best ahead of Sir Alex and Mourinho.

Each year between 2001 and 2010 jurors from many different countries have voted internationally and despite never winning an annual poll Arsene's consistency in maintaining Arsenal competing at the top level every year has put him ahead of his peers on the decade's tally. The IFFHS is an organization of historical and statistical studies on football founded in 1984 in Germany. As an acknowledged source, recognised and supported by FIFA, it has developed what it claims to be a sophisticated and scientific system of calculating the best performances achieved by players or coaches over specific time periods and presents its club and national coach and other awards annually. Those coaches winning annual awards over the last decade have been more than happy to accept them and Arsene will be presented with his award at the World Football Gala 2011 to be held in May.

A total of 176 coaches from 50 countries have appeared in the polling over the 10 years. Only 3 Englishmen featured in this time with Roy Hodgson ranked highest in 92nd place. Sir Alex Ferguson came in a close 2nd with Jose Mourinho 3rd. As with all ranking systems the methodology used can be challenged but as an indication of Wenger's influence on the game over this last decade it's a satisfying achievement nonetheless.



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Writer:Amos
Date:Tuesday January 11 2011
Time: 8:00AM

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It's gotta be Ferguson.
gunnerkid107
11/01/2011 05:53:00
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As statistics look to play such a large part in this award it's not just about the silverware you've won as a manager it seems but the outlay you've spent to achieve your clubs' standing playing a large part. Pretty damn impressive accolade though and at the same time pretty damning indictment of the state of English management with Hodgson the highest at 92nd. Where was the tax dodger? Did he scrape top 100?
nikolaijns
11/01/2011 08:35:00
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Well I think he is! He has won trophies within this decade you know! Plus the Incredibles side was an AWESOME team. But factoring all things into consideration, Arsene has done a job, which under the same circumstances, no other manager could have matched. Well done - consistency at a top level delivered and a world class stadium and facilities all at the same time.
julieloveshenry4ever
11/01/2011 08:41:00
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Though tbf it does sound a very ahem french award lol. I'm sure if the award was called the 'ere son top, top banana, on me 'ead, get stuck in but he's not that type of player' award an Englishman may've featured more prominently.
nikolaijns
11/01/2011 08:43:00
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Fully deserved, one of the greatest club managers of all time. A true visionary who has left his mark on the game of football as whole.
gronedrone
11/01/2011 08:45:00
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The invincibles weren't bad either Julie ;)
nikolaijns
11/01/2011 08:53:00
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ALthough Dash was faster than Henry :)
nikolaijns
11/01/2011 08:55:00
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It's good to see Wenger's fellow professionals recognising what Arsene Wenger has done for our club, I guess they realise that being a manager is a lot more complex than just winning trophies. Great stuff. That said I've always maintained that Alex Ferguson is the best "coach" in the world, whilst Arsene Wenger is the best "manager" in the world. Ol' Purple Nose is second to none when it comes to coaching a football team, but Wenger runs this club from top to bottom, and to keep us in the CL every year, whilst moving stadiums and keep the amazing youngsters coming through and playing beautiful football at the same time is no mean feat. Congratulations to Mr Wenger!
Rocky7
11/01/2011 09:06:00
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AW has proved over the last decade that he is more than just the manager of our football squad. His imprint spans the entire philosophy of AFC. The way we develop players, the type of players we purchase, the way we train those players, the way we play, the way we balance our budget, how we come across in the public domain and finally where we play our football. Our training ground at London Colney as well as the successful move to Ashburton Grove were partly possible because of AW. I doff my hat to the man.
Deltaforce
11/01/2011 09:12:00
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The truth is this last decade no coach has improved a football club more than Wenger at Arsenal. He has also made the improvement with constraints and kept the club competitive, you only need look at Liverpool to see what an achievement this is. He has taken us to the next level in terms of our standing in European club football, now its time to kick on and build on his achievements.
iceman10
11/01/2011 10:02:00
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