This Monday evening, Lionel Scaloni received the trophy for best coach of the year during The Best ceremony. Didier Deschamps could not count on the support of certain Blues.
After winning the World Cup with the Albiceleste in 2022, Lionel Scaloni received the trophy for best coach of the year last night. Organized in Paris by FIFA, this beautiful ceremony crowned the success of the Argentina coach. Thanks to his feat in Qatar, the 44-year-old managed to surpass Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) and Pep Guardiola (Manchester City).
If Lionel Scaloni’s triumph was in fact nothing surprising, it is however very interesting to look at the details of the votes. The captains, coaches as well as the public and certain observers were thus invited to make their choice. And their decisions can sometimes seem surprising. We thus learned that Hugo Lloris had not made Didier Deschamps his number 1 choice.
Hugo Lloris chooses Walid Regragui over Didier Deschamps
The former doorman of the Blues rather gave his preference to Walid Regragui, author it is true of an absolutely remarkable course with Morocco. The national coach only comes in number 3, behind Lionel Scaloni. If everyone is obviously free to vote for the candidate of their choice, we can still be surprised by this hierarchy.
🚨 Hugo Lloris’ votes for the trophy #TheBest best coach of the year:
🥇 Regragui 🇲🇦
🥈 Scaloni 🇦🇷
🥉 Deschamps 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/3wiD866dwR
— Footballogue (@Footballogue) February 27, 2023
Between the former last rampart of OGC Nice and DD, the relationship seemed indeed idyllic. For many years, Hugo Lloris was the captain of the Blues and the man of confidence of the coach. When Hugo Lloris also decided to retire from international football, the former OM coach did not fail to praise the Premier League resident.
In Spain and as we told you earlier in the morning, it is David Alaba who finds himself at the heart of the criticism for his vote.