The 1/5 about Jupp Heynckes’ mindbogglingly-brilliant 2012/13 campaign at Bayern Munich earning him FIFA World Coach of the Year may be a price too short for many tastes.
However, given the domestic and European domination he masterminded it would be an absolute travesty if he was denied the gong.
With it virtually unthinkable the award could go be awarded to any other boss, even the skinny odds on offer begin to look like value.
Die Roten broke or equalled 18 Bundesliga season records under the 68-year-old last term.
Most points during a season, biggest lead over a second-placed team, fastest time to clinch the title, time spent at the top of the table, most wins in a season, longest winning streak within a season and most clean sheets in a season are just a small portion of the domestic high-water marks bettered or matched by Bayern last term.
Jose Mourinho earned the award after a trophy treble with Internazionale in 2010.
The FIFA constituency dubbed the Portuguese World Coach of the Year in recognition of a Serie A, Italian Cup and Champions League treble, the only time during the short history of the award that such a hat-trick had been achieved prior to last term.
Whereas Mourinho’s Inter picked their way past European football benchmarks Barcelona on the way to Champions League triumph, Heynckes’ Bayern smashed the Blaugrana 7-0 in a chilling display of utter dominance.
Heynckes took over a Bayern side that finished third in the German top-flight in 2010/11.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the sexagenarian’s endlessly glorious 2012/13 was the fact that he took over a team who were only the third-best side in Germany two seasons previously.
Even in 2011/12 there was little reason to suspect such a domestic cruise the following year, with Borussia Dortmund retaining their Bundesliga crown.
As such an awe-inspiring campaign was made all the more brilliant by its less than expected nature.