Jurgen Klopp best coach of the year in Premier League

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The German coach of Liverpool, England’s football champion for the first time in 30 years, has been voted the Premier League’s best coach of the season, the Premier League announced on Saturday.

Klopp, 53 year, becomes the first German to win the trophy and succeeds Pep Guardiola, winner of the previous two years, just as Liverpool have succeeded outgoing two-time champion Manchester City.

The Reds, who had not been titled since 1990, flew over the season with 99 points and 18 lengths ahead of their runner-up, City.

They equaled the record of 32 victories in a season, including a historic streak of 18 consecutive victories, by being intractable at Anfield Road where they only let slip 2 points out of 57 possible.

Klopp edged out – in a public vote combined with that of a panel of specialists – Frank Lampard who took Chelsea to 4th place in his debut season on the bench for elite team Brendan Rodgers, who has almost qualified for the Champions League with Leicester and Chris Wilder who finished in a nice 9th place with the promoted Sheffield United.