London, September 25: Didier Deschamps, who led France to World Cup glory in Russia, was honoured with the prize for best men's coach of the year at The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018 gala here.

The 49-year-old Frenchman on Monday succeeds countryman Zinedine Zidane, who won last year for his accomplishments with Real Madrid, reports Efe. Luka Modric of Croatia Wins FIFA Best Male Player of the Year 2018, Pips Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Deschamps was the heavy favourite to take the honour after the World Cup triumph, which made him only the third person ever to hoist the trophy as both a player and a coach, joining Brazil's Mario Lobo Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany.  FIFA World Team of the Year 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappe Among Others in the Star Studded Team (See Pics).

The prize for best women's coach went to Reynald Pedros, another former France international, who directed Lyon to the French domestic championship and the Women's Champions League crown in his inaugural season with the club.

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