Southgate up for FIFA Best Coach alongside Klopp, Guardiola and Zidane

first_img gameday possible standings highlights 5 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? The former defender became a national hero for his leadership 5 NEW ERA France’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps is among the favourites to win the award How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? predicted 5 Premier League champion Guardiola is rewarded after setting a new points and goals record with City, who romped to the 2017/18 title.Klopp, the man who knocked Guardiola out of the Champions League, is the only club boss on the list who did not win a trophy in the period covered by the award, but he did reach the final of Europe’s premier club competition with Liverpool.There, he was defeated by Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid, who won the award last year and on the list again after guiding his team to a third successive Champions League title, before his shock resignation just days later.Massimilliano Allegri and Ernesto Valverde, who won league and cup doubles with Juventus and Barcelona respectively, round off the list. Southgate is one of five World Cup bosses on the list, including the two that conquered his England side.Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic, who masterminded a 2-1 extra time win against the Three Lions in the semi-final earns a nomination, having secured a first ever final for his country.Former Everton, Wigan and Swansea boss Roberto Martinez, who led Belgium to two victories over England, made the list after just falling short of becoming the first coach to win a World Cup with a country they were not a citizen of.Victorious France head coach Didier Deschamps is the likely front-runner for the award, while Russia boss Stanislav Cherchesov guided the hosts to the quarter-finals. Southgate is the first England boss to reach a World Cup semi-final since Sir Bobby Robson in 1990 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Fans can vote for their choice on the FIFA website, with voting open until 11pm UK time on August 10.These votes will make up 25 per cent of the process, with national team coaches, national captains and a select group of journalists also contributing their choices.In the women’s category, Chelsea Ladies boss Emma Hayes was on the list of ten candidates, while compatriot Mark Parsons, in charge at Portland Thorns in the US, was also nominated.The winners of the awards will be announced, alongside the best men’s and women’s players, at a ceremony in London on September 24.center_img 5 5 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Last year’s winner Zinedine Zidane is up for nomination again after collecting a third straight Champions League title with Real Madrid Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ALTERED possible xi impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Southgate, 47, revitalised the England team, winning their first penalty shoot-out at a World Cup and a first tournament knockout game since 2006, en route to the semi-finals in Russia.The former Middlesbrough manager was credited for introducing a positive, media-friendly atmosphere to the squad, which had failed at each of the four previous international tournaments.Despite being idolised by an adoring public, who even turned his trademark waistcoat into a fashion trend, Southgate was keen for the team’s performance not to be seen as a triumph after being knocked out in the final four.He rejected any plans for a re-run of the open-top bus tour which greeted the last England squad to reach the semi-finals, when 200,000 people lined the streets of Luton in 1990. smart causal Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Gareth Southgate has been nominated for FIFA’s Men’s Coach of the Year Award after leading England to their best World Cup finish in 28 years.The 11-man shortlist, which also includes Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, was announced by football’s governing body on Tuesday, and covers the last 12 months of action. Manchester City’s 100-point Premier League season could see Guardiola land the award who plays? last_img read more