Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, the youngest manager in the Bundesliga, has received the Trainerpreis des deutschen Fussballs 2016.
Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson review this week's player power rankings, with Anthony Modeste's hat trick leading the way.
Arsenal have denied reports by German newspaper Bild that they have approached Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel to replace Arsene Wenger.
Borussia Monchengladbach's Max Eberl revealed he has talked to Uli Hoeness but denied any approach to become Bayern Munich's new sporting director.
German Football League CEO Christian Seifert has urged Bundesliga clubs to increase the level of competition for runaway leaders Bayern Munich.
"I asked to be omitted from the national team. It's been cleared with the national team coach [Juan Carlos Osorio]," Fabian said.