Ranieri the favourite?
Italian coach Claudio Ranieri is surely the favourite to win this year’s FIFA Men’s Coach award after guiding Leicester City to a historic Premier League title.
FIFA today revealed the 10 man shortlist, featuring four Premier League coaches, three La Liga coaches and two international coaches.
Jurgen Klopp is something of a surprise inclusion after failing to secure European football for Liverpool this season, as well as losing two cup finals.
Mauricio Pochettino’s inclusion also raised eyebrows after he guided Tottenham to a 3rd placed finish in the Premier League, one place behind Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.
How the winner is decided
50% of the decision will be based on the choices of all captains and head coaches of national teams around the globe.
The other 50% will be split between the result of an online public ballot with football fans and submissions from a selected group of over 200 media representatives from the six continents.
The winner will be presented with his award at The Best FIFA Football Awards show on 9 January 2017.
FIFA’s 10 contenders can be seen below.