Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola has been joined by the coach who beat him in the 2021 Champions League final, Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel, on the FIFA shortlist to be named the world’s best.
Guardiola won his third Premier League title at Man City last season, although the European title slipped away from the club.
The shortlist of three candidates for the FIFA Coaching Award in men’s football was completed by Roberto Mancini, who led Italy to the title of European champion.
European dominance has been confirmed in FIFA’s shortlist for the Women’s Football Coach Award.
Champions League winner Lluis Cortes of Barcelona was joined by defeated finalist Emma Hayes of Chelsea and Sarina Wiegman, who left Euro 2017 winners Netherlands after the Tokyo Olympics, to take over in England.
Bev Priestman, the English coach of Olympic gold medalist Canada, was not on the shortlist.
The vote went to national team coaches and captains around the world, specialist media and fans who made their choices on the FIFA website.
FIFA will announce the winners on January 17 in an online ceremony from its headquarters in Zurich.
The three-player presets for men and women will be announced on Friday.
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