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Southgate shortlisted on FIFA coach of the year list


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 the 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
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