England manager Gareth Southgate nominated for Federation Internationale de Football Association coach of the year award

Klopp up for FIFA Best Men's Coach of the Year award

Jurgen Klopp nominated for FIFA Men’s Coach of the Year award

The world football governing body will host its annual The Best Football Awards gala on 24 September, when The Best FIFA Men's Coach and all the other 2018 award winners will be announced.

The England national tea enjoyed popularity not seen for a generation under Southgate's guidance, who impressed with his calm authority and poise.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been nominated for the FIFA Men's Coach of the Year award after he guided his club to the Champions League final.

Pep Guardiola is also nominated after taking Manchester City to a record-breaking Premier League title and the EFL Cup.

Similarly, Lionel Messi may have failed to show his best in Russian Federation, but he enjoyed a breathtaking campaign with Barcelona, which saw the Blaugrana win a La Liga and Copa del Rey double.

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The usual suspects of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are of course on the list, as well as World Cup winners Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé and Raphaël Varane.

The Premier League's top two goal scorers from last season, Mo Salah and Harry Kane, are also included after they netted an impressive 62 goals between them in 2017/18.

The list of 11 coaches was chosen by experts and football legends, and the opportunity to choose the best now includes the fans who can vote on Fifa's official website. Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri, Russia's Stanislav Cherchesov, Croatia's Zlatko Dalic, Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone and Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde are the other names on the men's shortlist.

Later Tuesday, FIFA publishes candidate lists for the men's and women's best player awards.

The FIFA World Player of the Year award was started in 1991 and it ran until 2009.

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