The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award nominees confirmed: Gareth Southgate among favourites

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award nominees confirmed: Gareth Southgate among favourites

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award nominees confirmed: Gareth Southgate among favourites

France's Didier Deschamps and Croatia's Zlatko Dalic, who led their nations to the final of the global showpiece are notable inclusions.

Russian Federation coach Cherchesov is a surprise inclusion after leading the tournament hosts to the quarter-finals, with Roberto Martinez and Southgate rewarded for reaching the last four with Belgium and England.

Deschamps, Guardiola and Zidane will be considered front-runners for the award after respectively claiming title triumphs for France at the World Cup, Manchester City in the Premier League and Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The rest of the field is made up of club managers; Massimiliano Allegri took Juventus to yet another Serie A title, while Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to the Champions League final, though they were beaten by Real. Last season Barça won a LaLiga and the Copa del Rey double.

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Alongside those three on the list are World Cup winning coach Didier Deshamps, Croatia's Zlatko Dalic, Russia's Stanislav Cherchesov, England's Gareth Southgate and Belgium's Roberto Martínez.

Simeone's Atletico Madrid won the Europa League, beating Marseille in the final.

The award will be presented at a ceremony in London on September 24, with supporters able to join national team coaches and captains, as well as journalists, in deciding which of the 11 nominees wins.

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