Del Bosque and Guardiola in Zurich. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Vicente del Bosque won the 2012 Coach of the Year award this afternoon in Zurich. Del Bosque, who led Spain to the 2010 World Cup trophy and the 2012 European Championship trophy, called upon the attendees of the Gala to “take care of football so we can be examples of ethical and professional behaviour.”

Guardiola in attendance at the Gala

The FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala was also attended by ex-FC Barcelona manager, Josep Guardiola, who was in the running for the 2012 Coach of the Year along with Real Madrid manager José Mourinho. At the Gala, the Catalan said that “watching Barça play is a spectacle.” It’s also worth noting Guardiola was won the Coach of the Year award last year, and he dedicated it to current Barça boss, Tito Vilanova, who had just underwent surgery.