Friday, 18 August 2017

Zidane, Conte and Mourinho nominated for FIFA Best Coach

Zidane, Mourinho and Conte to battle for Best FIFA Men's Coach prize

Zinedine Zidane, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte are among the names on the shortlist for the Best FIFA Men's Coach award for 2017.

Real Madrid won La Liga, the Champions League and the Club World Cup under Zidane last season, while Mourinho claimed three trophies in his first term with Manchester United and Conte steered Chelsea to the Premier League title.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is also nominated, despite failing to win a trophy last term, along with Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone and Juventus' double-winning specialist Massimiliano Allegri.

Germany head coach Joachim Low is included after his side's Confederations Cup triumph, while Brazil boss Tite is a more surprising name in the running for the award won by Claudio Ranieri this year.

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim earns a place after their Ligue 1 title triumph and run to the Champions League semi-finals, but Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery misses out.

A final trio of nominees will now be decided by a combination of a public vote, which runs between August 21 and September 7, as well as input from national team captains, coaches and a panel of media representatives.

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