Gareth Bale snubs Zinedine Zidane In The Best FIFA coach voting

Gareth Bale snubs Zinedine Zidane In The Best FIFA coach voting

- Gareth Bale did not vote for Zinedine Zidane in the FIFA award for best coach

- The Welshman voted for Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick

- Liverpool handler Jurgen Klopp was named the best coach for the year 2020

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Gareth Bale who plays for Premier League side Tottenham as a winger snubbed Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane in The Best FIFA coach voting for the year 2020.

After helping Liverpool to win the Premier League title last season, Jurgen Klopp was named as the best coach for 2020 at the award night on Thursday, December 17.

The former Borussia Dortmund gaffer beat Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick and Marcelo Bielsa of Premier League side Leeds United.

Hansi Flick was initially tipped to win the award considering how he helped Bayern Munich to win the German League crown and also the Champions League title last term.

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But the votes Jurgen Klopp got was higher than that of the Bayern Munich gaffer and also Bielsa Marcelo who finished third.

Before the list of all the coaches was reduced to three by the world's football governing body, Real Madrid manager, Zidane, was also among thanks to the Spanish title he won with Los Blancos.

According to the report on Republic World, Gareth Bale who was eligible to one vote as the captain of Wales national team snubbed Zidane and voted for Hansi Flick.

Bale and Zidane had issues at Real Madrid which forced the winger with a return to Premier League side Tottenham.

Last season, Zinedine Zidane helped Real Madrid to win the Spanish La Liga title and Los Blancos are currently occupying third position on the table.

Gareth Bale and Zidane in action
Gareth Bale snubs Zinedine Zidane In The Best FIFA coach voting. Photo by Power Sport
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, proved to be more important to Zinedine Zidane's second spell than Cristiano Ronaldo for the French manager during his first time in charge.

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The 35-year-old rose to become Los Blancos highest goals scorers with 450 goals in 438 appearances across competitions.

He also inspired the Galacticos to four Champions League triumphs during his nine-year reign at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Benzema has scored 10 goals and three assists in 16 appearances across competitions this campaign.

He was instrumental to their Spanish League success last campaign after helping them beat rivals Barcelona to the top prize in the last ten games of the season.

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