Vicente del Bosque is the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football for 2012. He's been elected by the coaches and captains of the national teams of the 209 FIFA Member Associations and a selected group of Media. Del Bosque has been elected in front of runner-up Jose Mourinho and third-placed Pep Guardiola.
Before taking a one-year sabbatical from the game, the Catalan coach did not enjoy the same success in 2012 as he had done in previous years, although he did manage to add the Copa del Rey to his glittering array of trophies. He won 13 trophies in total, three more than Johan Cruyff.