France coach Didier Deschamps has been nominated for this year’s Best FIFA Men’s Coach award.
Deschamps, 49, masterminded a second title for France at the just concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia and has been swiftly rewarded with a spot on the 11-man shortlist released by world football’s governing body, FIFA on Tuesday.
It was their first World Cup title outside France and a second one after the 1998 triumph on home soil.
Didier Deschamps also became the third person to win the World Cup tournament as both player and manager after Mario Zagallo (Brazil) and Franz Beckenbeur (Germany).
He was named on the list alongside Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Gareth Southgate (England), Roberto Martinez (Belgium), Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia), Zlatko Dalic (Croatia), Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid), Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) and Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona).