Wayne Rooney votes Liverpool boss as Fifa best coach

January 10, 2017

It has already been revealed that surprisingly for Manchester United and Liverpool fans, the Red Devils skipper Wayne Rooney gave one of his Fifa best coach of the year votes to Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp.

The 31-year-old England international also gave three votes to Wales boss Chris Coleman, and five to Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri.

For the best player of the year, the Englishman voted for former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo first, Barcelona striker Luis Suarez second, and Leicester City hitman Jamie Vardy third.

During the past year Jurgen Klopp has guided the Merseyside giants to the Europa League and League Cup finals, but lost on both occasions.

The German boss has also turned Liverpool into title challengers this season, with the Reds currently sit second in the Premier League table, five points behind the leaders Chelsea.

However, it may have been thought that the Red Devils captain would avoid giving the Liverpool boss a vote in the award, given the long-standing rivalry between the two Premier League club – as well as the fact that Wayne Rooney is a childhood Everton fan.