-- Fernando Santos Named International Coach of the Year --
Fernando Santos was named the International coach of the year by the IFFHS. The 62-year old led Portugal to the 2016 European Championship Title in France.
The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) announced Fernando Santos as the International coach of the year for 2016 after leading his nation, Portugal, to the Euro 2016 title in France over the summer. Fernando Santos comfortably won the honor with 199 votes while Lars Lagerbeck (coach of Iceland) and Joachim Löw (Germany) racked up 71 and 62 votes, respectively.
Santos has a rich background in Greek football, coaching the Greek National Team from 2010-2014 while having spells at AEK, Panathinaikos, and PAOK. The Portuguese manager thinks of Greece as his second home and has expressed his love for the country and its people on multiple occasions.
Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid was named the Club coach of the year, beating out Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) and Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City).