Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, the youngest manager in the Bundesliga, has been named the coach of the year for 2016 by the German football federation (DFB).
The 29-year-old Nagelsmann was honoured in particular for his work with youth players as he saved Hoffenheim from relegation last season.
Under Nagelsmann this season, Hoffenheim are fourth in the Bundesliga, which would secure a playoff for the Champions League.
Nagelsmann said: "That such an honour is given to me as a rookie nearly makes me speechless, and that happens rarely."
Federation sporting director Horst Hrubesch said Nagelsmann "is a great example of how many talented coaches we have in Germany."