FIFA Manager of the Year: Ranieri, Zidane, Guardiola Lead Shortlist


Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and Jurgen Klopp, are some of the names that have been nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s Coach award for 2016.

The world football governing body, has unveiled a shortlist of 10 coaches for the prize, which is part of their new ‘The Best FIFA Football Awards’.

Guardiola won a Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double with Bayern Munich, before a strong start with Manchester City this season.

Zidane earns his place on the shortlist, after winning the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with Real Madrid.

Despite losing the EFL Cup and Europa League finals, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is included.

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Luis Enrique, who won the World Coach of the Year award in 2015, took Barcelona to a domestic double and claimed the Club World Cup and Spanish Super Cup in the past year makes the cut.

Other coaches on the list include Claudio Ranieri, Didier Deschamps, Chris Coleman and Fernando Santos.

The candidates for the Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016:

Chris Coleman (Wales)
Didier Deschamps (France)
Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich/Manchester City)
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Luis Enrique (Barcelona)
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur)
Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City)
Fernando Santos (Portugal)
Diego Pablo Simeone (Atletico Madrid)
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).

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