Zinedine Zidane, Didier Deschamps and Zlatko Dalic have been named the three finalists for FIFA's The Best Coach of the Year award.
Zidane left the Spanish giants a week after his side's win over Liverpool in the final in May and is yet to find a new club, but his spectacular two-year spell in charge has made him a perennial contender for the award since its inception in 2016.
The Frenchman saw off competition from Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri to win it last year, with World Cup finalists Deschamps and Dalic standing in his way of winning the crown once again in 2018.
With a side comprising the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and N'Golo Kante, Les Bleus beat Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout rounds to reach the final, where Deschamps got the better of another Best Coach nominee.
Although France ultimately triumphed, Dalic's Croatia put together a fantastic campaign to reach their best ever finish at the tournament, despite the coach only taking over in October 2017 to oversee their last qualifying game and then take them through the playoffs.
The Coach of the Year will be announced at the ceremony on Monday September 24, alongside the winners of the Best Player - which is being contested by Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah - Best Goalkeeper and Puskas award.