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England coach Gareth Southgate has been named on an 11-man shortlist for the Best Fifa Men’s Coach award for 2018.

Southgate, 47, guided England to the semi-finals of the World Cup for first time since 1990.

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool, Belgium’s Roberto Martinez and French World Cup-winning boss Didier Deschamps are also included.

Chelsea Women’s Emma Hayes is on the shortlist for the best women’s coach.

Under Southgate England equalled their best performance at a World Cup finals on foreign soil.

Guardiola’s City won the Premier League with the most victories ever and became the first club in England to score 100 top-flight points,

Klopp steered Liverpool to the Champions League final, while Martinez secured Belgium’s best ever World Cup finish of third, beating England in the third-fourth place play-off.

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.

Voting for the award closes at midnight on 10 August, while the awards ceremony takes place in London on 24 September.

  • Massimiliano Allegri (Ita) – Juventus
  • Stanislav Cherchesov (Rus) – Russia national team
  • Zlatko Dalic (Cro) – Croatia national team
  • Didier Deschamps (Fra) – France national team
  • Pep Guardiola (Spa) – Manchester City
  • Jurgen Klopp (Ger) – Liverpool
  • Roberto Martinez (Spa) – Belgium national team
  • Diego Simeone (Arg) – Atletico Madrid
  • Gareth Southgate (Eng) – England national team
  • Ernesto Valverde (Spa) – Barcelona
  • Zinedine Zidane (Fra) – Real Madrid

Hayes on Women’s Coach shortlist

Hayes, 41, led Chelsea Women to an FA Cup and Women’s Super League double which was confirmed just days before she gave birth to a baby boy.

She is joined on the shortlist by former Blues coach Mark Parsons, now in charge of US side Portland Thorns.

The 10 nominations were determined by a Fifa panel of experts that included former US star Mia Hamm.

  • 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



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