Thursday November 29 2012
Italian Coaches miss out on award

Roberto Mancini, Roberto Di Matteo and Cesare Prandelli have missed out on the shortlist for FIFA Coach of the Year.

The Italian trio were named in the initial 10-man list for the prestigious award, but have missed out on the final three, with Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Vicente Del Bosque making the cut.

The Manchester City boss led the Citizens to their first ever Premier League title last season, whilst fellow Italian Di Matteo guided Chelsea to their debut European Cup.

Azzurri Coach Prandelli was considered an outside bet for the award, having guided the national team to the final of Euro 2012.

The winner will be announced on January 7 in Zurich with the recipient being voted for by national team bosses, captains and leading journalists.

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