Italy national team boss Cesare Prandelli has been named in a 10-man shortlist for FIFA's Coach of the Year award.
The former Fiorentina man has been nominated alongside fellow compatriots Roberto Di Matteo and Roberto Mancini for the prestigious annual award.
Italy, with three, have the joint-most nominees alongside Germany, with Jupp Heynckes and Jurgen Klopp representing the Bundesliga – Joachim Low is also on the list having guided the German national team to the final of Euro 2012.
Favourite to lift the trophy is Vicente Del Bosque, as he led Spain to their third consecutive tournament winning in Poland and Ukraine this summer.
Full 10-man list:
Vicente Del Bosque (SPA/ Spain NT), Roberto Di Matteo (ITA/Chelsea), Sir Alex Ferguson (SCO/ Manchester United), Pep Guardiola (SPA/ Barcelona), Jupp Heynckes (GER/ Bayern Munich), Jurgen Klopp (GER/ Borussia Dortmund), Joachim Low (GER/ Germany NT), Roberto Mancini (ITA/ Manchester City), Jose Mourinho (POR/ Real Madrid), Cesare Prandelli (ITA/ Italy NT)