Nominees For The Best FIFA Men's Coach Announced

Lucy Bronze joined Lyon from Manchester City last August

Lucy Bronze joined Lyon from Manchester City last August

France coach Didier Deschamps and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane head the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men's Coach award, world soccer's governing body announced on Tuesday.

Of the ten nominees for the best men's player of 2017/17 season, five are from La Liga, four hail from the Premier League and one from Ligue 1, with the Bundesliga having no representation whatsoever.

Diego Simeone is also once again on the shortlist following Atletico Madrid's triumph in the Europa League, while England bossGareth Southgate has also been nominated.

Alongside Champions League victor Zinedine Zidane, who oversaw Real Madrid's victory over Liverpool prior to resigning from his post. They all make it after impressive campaigns for their respective nations at the World Cup. For their exploits at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Croatia's Zlatko Dalic, Russia's Stanislav Cherchesov and Belgium coach Roberto Martinez also made the shortlist.

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The other two awards are "The Best FIFA Men's Coach" and "The Best FIFA Women's Player". Fans' selections will be evenly weighted alongside votes from journalists along with national team coaches and captains.

The voting period begins on 24 July and concludes at midnight on 10 August.

Federation Internationale de Football Association also announced the 10-strong shortlist for the The Best Women's Coach award.

FIFA will host the annual Best Football Awards gala on September 24, in London, where the victor will be announced.

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