Published: Fri, August 02, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Federation Internationale de Football Association announce The Best coaches of 2019 nominations with African

Federation Internationale de Football Association announce The Best coaches of 2019 nominations with African

Speaking after the win over Lyon, Klopp said talks were ongoing about Wilson, who has pleased the manager during Liverpool's pre-season matches.

Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made the cut after leading Liverpool to the Champions League, with Jurgen Klopp up for the Coach of the Year prize.

Harry Kane, Eden Hazard, and Kylian Mbappe make up the remainder of the nominations.

United States coach Jill Ellis, who won back-to-back World Cup titles before stepping down after more than five years in charge, was nominated for the award for the best coach in women's soccer.

Liverpool fans will now be hoping the club can continue their upwards trajectory this coming season, once again pushing City close to the title.

In a related development, Phil Neville, England's Lionesses manager is in contention for the Women's coach of the year after their decent showing at 2019 Women World Cup in France.

Salah was in action for Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Firmino and Alisson were part of the Brazil side who won the Copa America this summer.

The list is completed by France coach Didier Deschamps, Spain's Pep Guardiola of Manchester City, Germany's Jürgen Klopp of Liverpool and The Netherlands' Erik ten Hag of Ajax.

Votes from national team coaches and captains, in addition to fans and journalists, will decide the destination of the honor.

Voting for the awards is now open, with the categories narrowed down to three finalists before the winners are announced in Milan on September 23rd.

The short lists are drawn up by a panel of experts but voting is open to the general public, if they sign up via the Federation Internationale de Football Association website.

The trophies are due to be presented at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on September 23.

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