The Best FIFA Football Awards™

Monday 24 September 2018, London

The Best FIFA Men's Coach

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Voting for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2018 closed on 10 August. The fan vote will now play an equal part in deciding the winner as three other key sections of the football community – namely coaches and captains from national teams and journalists. 

The three finalists will be revealed on 3 September. Come back then to see if you helped your favourites be in the running for the trophy in London on 24 September!

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The Candidates
ITA
Massimiliano ALLEGRI
Massimiliano ALLEGRI

JUVENTUS

Led Juventus to a record seventh successive Italian Serie A title

Guided La Vecchia Signora to a fourth straight domestic double

Took the Turin giants to the UEFA Champions League last eight

Massimiliano ALLEGRI
RUS
CHERCHESOV Stanislav
CHERCHESOV Stanislav

RUSSIA NATIONAL TEAM

Oversaw Russia’s greatest-ever FIFA World Cup campaign

Masterminded historic win over Spain in the Round of 16

Clinched huge 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the Opening Match

CHERCHESOV Stanislav
CRO
DALIC Zlatko
DALIC Zlatko

CROATIA NATIONAL TEAM

Took Croatia to their first FIFA World Cup Final

Led them to historic match in Moscow after just nine months in the job

Were one of only three teams to secure three group wins

DALIC Zlatko
FRA
DESCHAMPS Didier
DESCHAMPS Didier

FRANCE NATIONAL TEAM

Won the FIFA World Cup

Became only the third man to do so as a player and coach

Has taken charge of more games for France than anyone else

DESCHAMPS Didier
ESP
GUARDIOLA Pep
GUARDIOLA Pep

MANCHESTER CITY

Won the English Premier League with the most ever wins

Saw City become the first English side ever to earn 100 points

Finished 19 points clear of their nearest rivals

GUARDIOLA Pep
GER
Jürgen KLOPP
Jürgen KLOPP

LIVERPOOL

Steered Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League final

His side scored 18 goals in the knockout rounds on the way to runners-up medal

Earned a top-four finish in England

Jürgen KLOPP
ESP
MARTINEZ Roberto
MARTINEZ Roberto

BELGIUM NATIONAL TEAM

Achieved Belgium’s best FIFA World Cup finish

Win over England clinched bronze medal as tournament top scorers

Won six of their seven games in Russia, all inside 90 minutes

MARTINEZ Roberto
ARG
SIMEONE Diego
SIMEONE Diego

ATLETICO MADRID

Guided Atleti to the UEFA Europa League title

Finished second in La Liga ahead of rivals Real Madrid

Oversaw best defensive record in Spanish top flight (just 22 goals conceded)

SIMEONE Diego
ENG
SOUTHGATE Gareth
SOUTHGATE Gareth

ENGLISH NATIONAL TEAM

Guided England to semi-finals of the World Cup for first time since 1990

Finished fourth at Russia 2018, joint-best World Cup finish on foreign soil

Guided England to global finals with unbeaten record in qualifying

SOUTHGATE Gareth
ESP
VALVERDE TEJERO Ernesto
VALVERDE TEJERO Ernesto

BARCELONA

Guided Barça to league and cup double 

Lost just one game on way to La Liga triumph

His side scored remarkable 99 goals during league campaign

VALVERDE TEJERO Ernesto
FRA
ZIDANE Zinedine
ZIDANE Zinedine

REAL MADRID

Clinched a third-straight UEFA Champions League title

Became first coach to win three in a row

Left Real Madrid with a 70 per cent win ratio

ZIDANE Zinedine