The world football’s governing body FIFA has announced 11-man shortlist for the prestigious Best Men’s Coach award for 2018.
Zinedine Zidane is among the high calibre list, as is his fellow Frenchman Didier Deschamps.
France manager Deschamps became only the third man ever (after Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer) to win the World Cup as both a player and coach.
Under Southgate England equalled their best performance at a World Cup finals on foreign soil.
The list which was released today features five national team coaches, Russia’s Stanislav Cherchesov, Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic, France’s Didier Deschamps, Belgium’s Roberto Martinez and England’s Gareth Southgate.
Massimiliano Allegri (ITA) – Juventus
Stanislav Cherchesov (RUS) – Russia national team
Zlatko Dalic (CRO) – Croatia national team
Didier Deschamps (FRA) – France national team
Pep Guardiola (ESP) – Manchester City
Jurgen Klopp (GER) – Liverpool
Roberto Martinez (ESP) – Belgium national team
Diego Simeone (ARG) – Atletico Madrid
Gareth Southgate (ENG) – England national team
Ernesto Valverde (ESP) – Barcelona
Zinedine Zidane (FRA) – Real Madrid
Voting for the award closes at midnight on 10 August, while the awards ceremony takes place in London on 24 September.
The 10 nominees Shortlist for the best women’s coach.
Emma Hayes (Eng) – Chelsea Ladies
Stephan Lerch (Ger) – VfL Wolfsburg
Mark Parsons (Eng) – Portland Thorns
Reynald Pedros (Fra) – Olympique Lyonnais
Alen Stajcic (Aus) – Australia national team
Asako Takakura (Jpn) – Japan national team
Vadao (Brz) – Brazil national team
Jorge Vilda (Spa) – Spain national team
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Ger) – Switzerland national team
Sarina Wiegman (Ned) – Netherlands national team