Didier Deschamps wins FIFA best coach of the year

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (R) applauds as France's coach smiles after winning the trophy for the Best FIFA Men's Coach of 2018 Award during The Best FIFA Awards ceremony, on September 24, 2018 in London. Ben STANSALL / AFP

France’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps won FIFA’s best coach of the year prize on Monday in recognition for his work in leading Les Bleus to success in Russia.

Deschamps beat off competition from , who led Croatia to the World Cup final before losing 4-2 to France, and his former French team-mate Zinedine Zidane, who won a third consecutive Champions League title with Real Madrid before resigning in June.