Jupp Heynckes, now retired, was named coach of the year by FIFA after leading Bayern Munich to an unprecedented treble last season.
The 67-year-old ended a 48-year career in the sport by guiding Bayern to the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League titles.
He won the award ahead of former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson
and fellow German Juergen Klopp, coach of Borussia Dortmund.
Klopp began as a player with Borussia Moenchengladbach in 1965 and spent his entire career there, apart from a three-season spell at Hanover 96.
As a coach he led Moenchengladbach, Athletic Bilbao, Eintracht Frankfurt, Tenerife, Real Madrid, Benfica and Bayer Leverkusen, as well as three stints with Bayern.