Guardiola, Zidane & Southgate among Best FIFA Coach of the Year nominees

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The Manchester City, Real Madrid and England managers are all in contention to win the prize, which will be awarded in September in London

England manager Gareth Southgate is among the nominees for the Best FIFA Coach of the Year award.

The Three Lions boss guided the side to fourth place at the 2018 World Cup, and is in elite company.

Pep Guardiola is also nominated after taking Manchester City to a record-breaking Premier League title and the EFL Cup, alongside Champions League winner Zinedine Zidane, who oversaw Real Madrid's victory over Liverpool prior to resigning from his post.

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Croatia's Zlatko Dalic, whose side beat England in the semi-finals of the World Cup, is also nominated, along with Didier Deschamps, who lifted the trophy with Les Bleus after their 4-2 win over the Croats in the final.

Stanislav Cherchesov guided Russia to the quarter-finals, beating Spain on penalties along the way, while Roberto Martinez took Belgium to third place, beating England twice along the way.

The rest of the field is made up of club managers; Massimiliano Allegri took Juventus to yet another Serie A title, while Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to the Champions League final, though they were beaten by Real.

Diego Simeone took Atletico Madrid to Europa League glory, the Spanish side beating Marseille 3-0 in France.

FIFA will host the annual Best Football Awards gala on September 24, in London, where the winner will be announced.

The likes of former Brazil international Ronaldo and ex-England boss Fabio Capello sat on the panel who decided the nominees.

The full nominees are as follows: Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus), Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia), Zlatko Dalic (Croatia), Didier Deschamps (France), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Roberto Martinez (Belgium), Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid), Gareth Southgate (England), Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).

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