Pep Guardiola FIFA Coach of the Year 2011

Jan 11, 2012, 11:28 IST | IANS

Spanish soccer giants Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was named FIFA Coach of the Year for 2011

Spanish soccer giants Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was named FIFA Coach of the Year for 2011.

The 40-year-old Spaniard led Barcelona to five trophies in 2011, including the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup and a third consecutive Spanish La Liga title, reports Xinhua.

"I want to dedicate this award to the thousands of people who, through more than a hundred years, have worked for FC Barcelona and helped develop one of the best clubs in the world," said Guardiola.

"It's a privilege and an honor for me to be a part of this excellent, amazing club," he added.

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