England manager Gareth Southgate is among the nominees for the FIFA Best Coach of the Year award.
The Three Lions boss guided the side to fourth place at the 2018 World Cup, and is in elite company.Pep Guardiolais also nominated after taking Manchester City to a record-breaking Premier League title and the EFL Cup, alongside Champions League winner Zinedine Zidane, who oversaw Real Madrid’s victory over Liverpool prior to resigning from his post.
Croatia’sZlatko Dalic, whose side beat England in the semi-finals of the World Cup, is also nominated, along with Didier Deschamps, who lifted the trophy with Les Bleus after their 4-2 win over the Croats in the final.
FIFA will host the annual Best Football Awards gala onSeptember 24,in London, where the winner will be announced.The full nominees are as follows:
Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus),
Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia),
Zlatko Dalic (Croatia),
Didier Deschamps (France),
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City),
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool),
Roberto Martinez (Belgium),
Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid),
Gareth Southgate (England),
Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona),
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).
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