Guardiola FIFA Coach of the Year

Zurich: Spanish soccer giants Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was named FIFA Coach of the Year for 2011.

The 40-year-old Spaniard led Barcelona to five trophies in 2011, including the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup and a third consecutive Spanish La Liga title, reports Xinhua.

"I want to dedicate this award to the thousands of people who, through more than a hundred years, have worked for FC Barcelona and helped develop one of the best clubs in the world," said Guardiola.

"It`s a privilege and an honor for me to be a part of this excellent, amazing club," he added.