Claudio Ranieri Leicester manager wins FIFA best men's coach award

The Italian beat Frenchman Zinedine Zidane and Portuguese Fernando Santo to the award.

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Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri holds his trophy for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach of 2016 Award during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on January 9, 2017 in Zurich play

Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri holds his trophy for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach of 2016 Award during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on January 9, 2017 in Zurich

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Claudio Ranieri was named FIFA's best men's coach of 2016 on Monday, after leading Leicester City to a fairytale Premier League title triumph.

The Italian beat out France's Zinedine Zidane, who steered Real Madrid to the Champions League title in his first year as manager and Fernando Santos, Portugal's manager for the country's Euro 2016 championship.

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