Former Leeds United star Tony Dorigo believes Marcelo Bielsa is the best football manager in the last year and deserves to win the award.
Bielsa was nominated for FIFA’s The Best Coach of the Year accolade, alongside Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid), Hansi Flick (Bayern Munich) and Julen Lopetegui (Sevilla).
The nomination generated controversies in the football world with many saying the Argentine shouldn’t have been on the list but Dorigo feels otherwise.
“I am delighted he got that recognition because for me a manager is all about getting the best out of the players that you have got,” Dorigo said on LUTV.
“You look at Zidane at Real Madrid, he has got plenty of cash, he can go and buy these players, but Marcelo didn’t have that cash, he had to work with what he had got. And he produced a team that played some incredible football.
“So he has been for me the best manager because he managed what he had got and produced a team of incredible talent in the end. To get that recognition is incredible, in the Championship as well. The style and what he has done deserved a little bit of recognition.”
The winner will be announced on December 17.