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2017 World's Best National Team Coach Announced, Former Bafana Boss 7th

The world's best national team coach in 2017 has been announced, while a former Bafana Bafana boss finished in seventh place.

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The Germany-based International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) has announced its annual World's Best National Team Coach ranking, and Joachim Low won it a second time after claiming the title in 2014.

The Germany boss, who guided a young team to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup title, received 299 points from experts in 91 countries, beating Brazil boss Tite to first place.

Low collected more than double Tite's points, with the Brazilian finishing on 125 points, while Spain's Julen Lopetegui completed the podium with 62 points.

Meanwhile, former South Africa coach Carlos Queiroz, who guided Iran to only their fifth World Cup qualification in history, was voted into seventh place after receiving 26 points. Queiroz finished two points and one spot higher than Africa's highest placed representative, Egypt boss Hector Cuper.

Former Cameroon boss Hugo Broos, who won the 2017 AFCON with the Indomitable Lions but has been sacked after failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, is, with 10 points, in 10th spot. Cuper, Broos and Morocco's Herve Renard in 17th position were the only three coaches of African teams in the ranking.

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Low follows Portugal coach Fernando Santos, who claimed the award last season after guiding A Selecao to the 2016 UEFA European Championship title.

Do you think Bafana would have qualified for the 2018 World Cup if they still had Queiroz as coach? Have your say in the comments section below.


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