Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez and Vicente del Bosque are among FIFA’s 10-man shortlist for the Coach of the Year Award.
Alongside naming the 23-man shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award today, the game’s governing body have also released the 10 Coaches shortlisted for their equivalent recognition, as determined by a vote among national teams’ Coaches and captains and representatives from the world media.
Real Madrid’s former and current Coaches Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti have both made the shortlist, as has Spain’s Vicente del Bosque and Spaniard Rafa Benitez.
There is no place in the list for Tito Vilanova, who led Barca to the League title in Spain on a record points haul.
December will see FIFA cut the list of 10 nominees down to a final three, before January’s Ballon d’Or Gala will see the winner announced.
FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football 2013
Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain FC/Real Madrid CF), Rafael Benítez (Spain/Chelsea FC/SSC Napoli), Antonio Conte (Italy/Juventus), Vicente Del Bosque (Spain/Spain national team), Sir Alex Ferguson (Scotland/Manchester United FC former coach), Jupp Heynckes (Germany/FC Bayern München former coach), Jürgen Klopp (Germany/Borussia Dortmund), José Mourinho (Portugal/Real Madrid CF/Chelsea FC), Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil/Brazil national team), Arsène Wenger (France/Arsenal FC).