FIFA unveil shortlist for best men's coach of 2021

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel make shortlist for FIFA’s Best Men’s Coach award for 2021… with Italy manager Roberto Mancini also included after guiding them to Euro 2020 success

  • FIFA have unveiled their shortlist for Best FIFA Men’s Coach of the year 
  • Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel have been shortlisted for their club success
  • Roberto Mancini is also included after Italy’s Euro 2020 victory over England 

FIFA have unveiled their three-man shortlist for the Best Men’s Coach of the year award for 2021.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel and Italy coach Roberto Mancini are up for the gong with the winner announced on January 17.

Guardiola is up for the award after guiding Manchester City to their third Premier League title since he took over as manager back in 2016.

Pep Guardiola has made the shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Coach of the Year award

The Spaniard though couldn’t guide his side to their first Champions League last year, with Tuchel up for the award after Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in the final.

Mancini makes up the shortlist after he guided Italy to the European Championship last summer, beating England on penalties in the final at Wembley. 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won the award for 2020 after he guided the Reds to their first league title in 30 years.

Thomas Tuchel has made the shortlist after guiding Chelsea to the Champions League

Roberto Mancini rounds off the three-man list after leading Italy to success at Euro 2020

He received the same amount of votes as then Bayern Munich manager and now Germany boss Hansi Flick – but claimed the award after receiving more votes from national team coaches.

FIFA also announced the contenders for the Best FIFA Women’s Coach with Barcelona’s Lluis Cortes, Chelsea’s Emma Hayes and former Netherlands and current England coach Sarina Wiegman making up the shortlist. 

The two awards are voted for by an international jury comprising current managers of all women’s/men’s national teams, captains of each squad, one specialist journalist from each territory represented by a national team and fans registered on

On Friday, FIFA will unveil the three nominees for the Best FIFA Women’s Player and Best Men’s Player awards during a live online event at 3pm Central European Time.

All the winners of the Best FIFA Football Awards will be crowned during a TV show broadcast in Zurich.

Jurgen Klopp is the last man to win the prize after guiding Liverpool to the title in 2020

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