Neid voted women's World Head Coach of the Year for the third time
The former Germany women’s national team head coach, Silvia Neid, has been voted as the women’s head coach of the year.
The vote meant that the 52-year-old picked up the award for the third time, after triumphing in 2010 and 2013. Neid was already the only person to have won this award on more than one occasion.
“I am overwhelmed that I have won the prize for the third time now. It is one of the best moments of my career,” explained Neid, who with 30 percent of the votes, overcame Pia Sundhage (Sweden, 16.5 percent) and Jill Ellis (16.7%). “It’s crazy. I first of all want to thank my team and also my team behind the team, who have supported throughout the year.
Neid finished her work with the Germany team on a high by winning gold in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Neid now works as a director for the DFB in the newly formed scouting department for women and young women.