Sports News Wed, 31 Jul 2019

FIFA Best 2019: Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi shortlisted for coach of the year

Algeria coach, Djamel Belmadi has been nominted for the best men’s coach at the Best FIFA Football Awards.

The Algerian led his country to lift the Africa Cup of Nations early this month, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final.

England manager Phil Neville and US head coach Jill Ellis have also been nominated for best men’s coach and best women’s coach respectively.

Ellis, who this week announced she will step down, guided the US women’s team to back-to-back World Cup titles.

Neville led the Lionesses to a fourth-place finish in France.

Premier League managers Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino have been nominated for the best men’s coach award.

English-born Paul Riley is also nominated as the manager of women’s side North Carolina Courage.

The top 10 best women’s players will be revealed at 14:00 BST, with the men’s an hour later.

The public will vote from the shortlists in each category, with the winners revealed on 23 September.

Full women’s coaches shortlist:

Phil Neville, England

Jill Ellis, United States

Milena Bertolini, Italy

Peter Gerhardsson, Sweden

Futoshi Ikeda, Japan

Antonia Is, Spain

Joe Montemurro, Arsenal

Reynald Pedros, Lyon

Paul Riley, North Carolina Courage

Sarina Wiegman, Netherlands

Full men’s coaches shortlist:

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City

Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham

Djamel Belmadi, Algeria

Didier Deschamps, France

Marcelo Gallardo, River Plate

Ricardo Gareca, Peru

Fernando Santos, Portugal

Erik Ten Hag, Ajax

Tite, Brazil

Source: citinewsroom.com