FIFA have named 10 coaches in a shortlist for their Best Men’s Coach award for 2016.
The coaches were shortlisted by experts from the FIFA Football Committee, FIFA revealed on their website on Wednesday.
The candidates include Manchester City’ Pep Guardiola, who won the German title with Bayern Munich; Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, who reached the Europa League and League Cup finals with the reds; and France’s Didier Deschamp, who led Les Bleus to the 2016 European Championship final on home soil in July.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, and Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri, who led the Foxes to their first ever Premier League title last season; and Euro 2016 winner with Portugal Fernando Santos, as well as UEFA Champions League winner with Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane, are also included.
FIFA say the winner of The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016 will be chosen through a combined voting process, in which 50% of the decision will be based on the choices of all captains and head coaches of national teams around the globe. The other 50% will be split between the result of an online public ballot with football fans and submissions from a selected group of over 200 media representatives from the six continents.
The ten candidates for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2016 were announced on Monday, and the ten shortlisted names for The Best FIFA Women’s Player will be unveiled on Thursday. The list of 23 finalists for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award will be published on Friday.
Chris Coleman (Wales/Welsh national team)
Didier Deschamps (France/French national team)
Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Bayern Munich/Manchester City)
Jürgen Klopp (Germany/Liverpool)
Luis Enrique (Spain/FC Barcelona)
Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina/Tottenham Hotspur)
Claudio Ranieri (Italy/Leicester City)
Fernando Santos (Portugal/Portuguese national team)
Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atlético Madrid)
Zinédine Zidane (France/Real Madrid)