Former Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has won the FIFA World Coach of the Year award at today's Ballon d'Or Gala, after his brilliant 2012-13 season at the Bavarian outfit. The now-retired 68-year-old helped turn Bayern into the powerhouse of European football, picking up the Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal last season after only taking over back in 2011.
Last year's victory was the second time Heynckes had picked up the Champions League in a coaching career which stretches right back to 1979, with the German having last won it with Real Madrid back in 1997-98. However, that wasn't quite as impressive as his extraordinary triple at the Allianz Arena last season, which completed his revival of a team which hadn't won the trophy for a decade.
He managed to dislodge Barcelona from their seemingly-infallible position as the dominant force in European football, and is certainly a worthy winner. Talk about going out on a high, eh Jupp?