2016 FIFA Coach Of The Year Candidates
Experts from the FIFA Football Committee have now made their ten man shortlist for the FIFA Coach of the Year award for 2016.
Tagged 'The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2016' award, the winner will be selected through a combined voting process, which will see 50% of the votes awarded based on the choice of all captains and head coaches of national teams across the planet we call Earth, and the remaining 50% of the votes will be split between an online ballot of fans and also submissions from a select group of over 200 media representatives across the six continents.
In alphabetical order (and no great surprise based on 2015 achievements) the ten man shortlist is comprised of:
Chris Coleman (Wales/Welsh national team)
Didier Deschamps (France/French national team)
Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Bayern Munich/Manchester City)
Jurgen Klopp (Germany/Liverpool)
Luis Enrique (Spain/FC Barcelona)
Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina/Tottenham Hotspur)
Claudio Ranieri (Italy/Leicester City)
Fernando Santos (Portugal/Portuguese national team)
Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atlético Madrid)
Zinedine Zidane (France/Real Madrid)
Voting begins on November 4 and closes on November 22 and the final list of three contenders will be announced on December 2, with the final award presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards show on January 9, 2017.
The Best FIFA Women's Coach shortlist has already been announced and on Thursday (today) the ten shortlisted names for The Best FIFA Women's Player will be announced, with the final 23 man list for The Best FIFA Men's Player award following on Friday - November 4.