The 2014 Coach of the Year Award has gone to Joachim Low for his hand in helping Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Low's competition included Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone who was the mastermind behind Atletico breaking the duopoly in La Liga between Barcelona and Real Madrid, as well as taking Atletico one minute away from winning the Champions League, losing to Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid. Ancelotti, the other candidate, also won the Copa Del Rey with Real.
Speaking on stage, Low said:
"It is a huge honour after what's been an incredibly successful year. It's the icing on the cake - the cake obviously being the World Cup. I'm just taking this award on behalf of everybody who has taken this team to where it is.
"Winning the World Cup is the consequence of lot of hard work and many good decisions. I would like to thank all the German coaches who do so much good work with the young players. They are all Coaches of the Year."