FIFA have announced the names of 10 candidates nominated for the 2015 Coach of the Year award.
Treble winner with Barcelona Luis Enrique; Premier League winner with Chelsea Jose Mourinho; FA Cup winner with Arsenal Arsene Wenger, and Serie A winner with Juventus Maximiliano Allegri as well as Bundesliga winner with Bayern Pep Guardiola are all included the in the list released on Tuesday.
FIFA say the award recognise the best in the category, without distinction of championship or nationality, for their respective achievements between 22 November 2014 and 20 November 2015 inclusive.
The final decisions will be made by the captains and head coaches of the men’s national teams as well as by international media representatives selected by France Football. The winners of all of the awards will be announced at the FIFA Ballon d’Or as part of a televised show at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 11 January 2016.
The list of ten coaches has been drawn up by the FIFA Football Committee, as well as by a group of experts from France Football.
The voting period for the awards commences on 26 October 2015 and closes on 20 November 2015 (midnight CET). In the event that insufficient votes (less than two-thirds of all potential jury members) are cast during the voting period, FIFA and France Football may, at their discretion, extend the voting period by one week to allow only those participating jury members who have not yet cast their vote by 20 November 2015 (midnight CET) to do so.
On 30 November, FIFA and France Football will announce in a web show the names of the three coaches for men’s football, who have received the most votes (without announcing the winners).
The ten coaches (in alphabetical order) in contention for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football 2015:
Massimiliano Allegri (Italy/Juventus), Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Real Madrid), Laurent Blanc (France/Paris Saint-Germain), Unai Emery (Spain/Sevilla FC), Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Bayern Munich), Luis Enrique Martínez (Spain/FC Barcelona), José Mourinho (Portugal/Chelsea), Jorge Sampaoli (Argentina/Chilean national team), Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atlético Madrid), Arsène Wenger (France/Arsenal).