The nominees for the Best FIFA Coach of the Year award also got announced on Tuesday.
Zinedine Zidane won the best FIFA Coach of the Year last time.
England manager Gareth Southgate is among the nominees for the Best FIFA Coach of the Year award. The Three Lions boss guided the side to fourth place at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Pep Guardiola is also nominated after taking Manchester City to a record-breaking Premier League title and the EFL Cup. Then the last time winner and the UCL winner, Zinedine Zidane also belongs to the list once again.
Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic, whose side beat England in the semi-finals of the World Cup, is also nominated. The World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps without a doubt also got mentioned. Stanislav Cherchesov, the coach of the World Cup hosts Russia has also been named. He guided his team to the quarterfinal of the World Cup for the first time.
Belgium’s Roberto Martinez is also on the list. He took his side to the semi-final and then ended as the third-placed team in Russia early this year.
The rest of the field belongs to the club managers. Massimiliano Allegri took Juventus to yet another Serie A title. Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to the Champions League final, though Real beat them 3-1.
Diego Simeone took Atletico Madrid to Europa League glory, as the Spanish side beating Marseille 3-0 in France.
FIFA will host the annual Best Football Awards gala on September 24 in London. The likes of former Brazil international Ronaldo and ex-England boss Fabio Capello sat on the panel who decided the nominees.
THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:
Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus)
Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia)
Zlatko Dalic (Croatia)
Didier Deschamps (France)
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Roberto Martinez (Belgium)
Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid)
Gareth Southgate (England)
Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona)
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)