Wednesday July 31 2019
Sarri not up for Best Men's Coach

Maurizio Sarri is not up for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award, but CT Milena Bertolini is recognised for Italy’s historic run at the Women’s World Cup.

Sarri led Chelsea to Europa League glory last season, courtesy of a 4-1 victory over Premier League rivals Arsenal in the Final.

However, neither the current Juventus boss nor any other Italian Coach have been shortlisted for the men’s award.

On the other hand, Bertolini has received a nomination for Best Women’s Coach after she guided Italy to not only their first World Cup qualification in 20 years but also their joint-best finish, taking them to the quarter-finals.

The Best FIFA Football Awards will be held in Milan on September 23. 

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach candidates: Djamel Belmadi (Algeria), Didier Deschamps (France), Marcelo Gallardo (River Plate), Ricardo Gareca (Peru), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur), Fernando Santos (Portugal), Erik ten Hag (Ajax), Tite (Brazil)

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach candidates: Milena Bertolini (Italy), Jill Ellis (USA), Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden), Futoshi Ikeda (Japan), Tona Is (Spain Under 17), Joe Montemurro (Arsenal), Reynald Pedros (Olympique Lyonnais), Phil Neville (England), Paul Riley (North Carolina Courage), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)

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