Posted On Friday, 26th April 2013
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has been ranked the 69th best coach in the world surpassing world acclaimed coaches like Louis Van Gaal and Raymond Domenech.
The latest ranking by the Institute of Football Coaching Statistics (IFCS) is a massive boost for the Black Stars boss who is now ranked among the best coaches in the world.
Appiah, who turns 53 next month, moves three places up of his previous 72nd position, with a point haul of 3721 according to the latest ranking of the Netherlands-based IFCS.
In a further boost to his reputation in the coaching industry, Appiah was ranked higher than his predecessor, Goran Stevanovic, who occupies the 89th position.
The Black Stars trainer is ranked above globally acclaimed coaches such as Argentine Jose Pekerman (79th), now in charge of Colombia, Belgian George Leekens (90th), Frenchman Raymond Domenech (97th) and Dutchman Louis Van Gaal (100th).
The Football Coach World Ranking is world’s first ranking of football coaches based on actual performance.
The national team coach ranking is monthly calculated on the results of 3,800 national soccer matches played over the last 48 months.
The coaches earn ranking points in those international matches that give points for FIFA’s World Ranking.
Founded in the Netherlands in 2010, the Institute of Football Coaching Statistics is an independent provider of football coach performance data and statistical analysis.